Afzal Guru row: 25 JNU students on indefinite hunger strike


JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar with Umar Khalid and other students carried torch parade at JNU campus in New Delhi on Wednesday.  Photo: PTI

JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar with Umar Khalid and other college students carried torch parade at JNU campus in New Delhi on Wednesday. picture: PTI
New Delhi: corporations of Jawaharlal Nehru university (JNU) college students are sitting on an indefinitehunger strike in protest against the punishments awarded by the university in connection with thedebatable 9 February occasion.

while five protesting college students are from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), 20 otherstogether with JNU college students union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar belong to extraordinarybusinesses.

The hunger strike began in the dead of night after the students took out a torchlight march from Ganga Dhaba to management block, which has been the venue of protest ever due to the fact Kanhaiya becomearrested in a sedition case over the occasion towards striking of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in the course of which anti-country wide slogans have been allegedly raised.

Kanhaiya, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who had been arrested within the case are actually out on bail. The college had in advance this week introduced punishments to numerous students on the ideaof tips of a 5-member probe panel.

at the same time as Kanhaiya has been slapped with a penalty of Rs10,000 on grounds of “indiscipline and misconduct”, Umar, Anirban and Kashmiri pupil Mujeeb Gatoo were rusticated for varied intervals.

Fourteen college students have been imposed monetary penalty, hostel facilities of two college studentshave been withdrawn and university has declared the campus out of bounds for two former students.

“The management concept that if the action is taken for the duration of exams there can be no protests from college students. Please do not query our intelligentsia, we will write our thesis even as sitting on protest and clean our assessments,” Kanhaiya stated.

“This excessivelevel drama of excessivelevel committee changed into the reason in the back of suicide of Rohith Vemula. We do not want to study matters with the aid of dropping our lives but throughpreventing those agendas,” he delivered.

The protesting college students also encompass the ones who’ve no longer been punished however are agitating in cohesion.

“What type of college students does JNU management want? The boot-licking, opportunist, seasonedestablishment, promanagement kinds, who will stand in opposition to their own fraternity, in the wish of being favoured by using the authorities of the day?,” JNUSU vp Shehla Rashid Shora said.

The ABVP members who’re sitting on a separate strike, are agitating traumatic the withdrawal of penalty on Saurabh Kumar Sharma who filed a grievance in opposition to Kanhaiya.

Sharma, who’s the lone ABVP member in JNU students union has been slapped with a penalty of Rs10,000 for blocking traffic.

The ABVP is alleging that the college has equated “nationalists” and “anti-nationals” at the same time asfinding out the punishments and has set a awful precedent by way of criminalising “patriotism”.

The college officers reiterated their stand that the choice changed into made after thorough research with the aid of the probe panel and are according with varsity norms. PTI