25 April, New Delhi
The Jawaharlal Nehru University, JNU has rusticated Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhhatacharya in connection with an event organised in the campus to mark the death anniversary of Afzal Guru.
JNU Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar who was also charged with sedition and arrested in connection with the incident has been fined Rs 10,000.
Umar has been rusticated for one semester, Anirban Bhattacharya till 15th of July and Mujeeb Gattoo for two semesters.
As per decision, Bhattacharya has been barred from pursuing any course in JNU for next 5 years. The hostel facilities have been withdrawn for Ashutosh Kumar for a year and Komal Mohite for three months.
The committee also found ABVP member Saurabh Sharma, who had objected to the event, guilty of blocking traffic on the day of the event and imposed penalty of twenty thousand rupees. The University had appointed a high-level committee to probe the February 9 event, where anti- India slogans were allegedly raised triggering a controversy.