JNU Panel Upholds Punishment For Umar Khalid, Kanhaiya Kumar


New Delhi: The JNU’s high-level inquiry committee has upheld the expulsion of Umar Khalid and also imposed fine of Rs 10,000 on Kanhaiya Kumar in connection with the campus event in February 2016 against Afzal Guru hanging.

The five-member panel took the decision in the backdrop of the protests that took place in the JNU campus with students allegedly chanting anti-national slogans against Afzal Guru’s hanging. According top sources, The panel has upheld its decision in the cases of Khalid and Kumar.

Earlier in 2016, the JNU panel had recommended the expulsion of Khalid and two other students along with the imposition of fine on Kumar, the then student’s union president.

A financial penalty was also imposed on 13 other students for violating the disciplinary norms.
Following the imposition of the penalty, the students had then approached the Delhi High Court, which had directed the varsity to place the matter before an appellate authority to review the panel’s decision.