Provocative slogans raised by outsiders: JNU enquiry panel

16 March, New Delhi

A high level enquiry committee of JNU has said provocative slogans at the controversial February 9 event on JNU campus were raised by a group of outsiders. The committee noted that it was unfortunate that the students allowed the incident to happen.

It said holding of the event despite cancellation of permission was an act which amounts to willful defiance. The panel has also pointed out lapses on part of the university’s security unit, saying it did not make any effort to stop outsiders from shouting provocative slogans and stop them from leaving the campus.

The committee also noted that none of the JNUSU office-bearers acted with responsibility. It said the office-bearers had to behave with even more restraint and caution befitting the position they hold. AIR correspondent reports the findings of the Committee has been shared by the university with 21 students who have been issued a show-cause notice in this connection.

Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court has reserved its order on bail to Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya for Friday.

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