The Delhi High Court on Friday put on hold all Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) disciplinary action against JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and others.
The high court agreed to hear the plea after Kanhaiya Kumar agreed to its condition and said that the student union is ready to end strike provided the JNU admin assures there won’t be any action against them.
Earlier in the day, the high court asked the JNUSU that it will hear the plea by Kanhaiya Kumar and other students against only if they end their agitation at the university campus.
The petitions have filed by the students challenging the fines imposed on them by JNU for their alleged role in a controversial event organised on University campus on February 9. Based on the report of a high-level inquiry committee, JNU has taken varying actions, ranging from rustication to debarment from the varsity and imposition of fines, against the petitioners and other students.
Today is the 16th day of the indefinite hunger strike on the university campus.