Will oppose action based on ‘biased’ Enquiry Committee report: JNUSU

New Delhi: Expressing concerns over the High Level Enquiry Committee that has been set up to look into the events of the night of February 9 at the varsity campus, the Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union (JNUSU) has asserted that they will oppose any disciplinary action based upon the findings of the ‘partial and biased’ enquiry

Following a council meeting yesterday, a resolution was passed by the Students’ Union, stating that they have communicated to the JNU administration of how the HLEC has violated the principles of natural justice in the enquiry process and that their concerns were not even addressed.

“Without addressing these concerns, no free and fair enquiry is possible. Now students have been issued show cause notices which hold them guilty. The accused students have not even been given the entire report, despite the demands raised by the JNUSU,” the passed resolution said.

Stating that the accused students have not even been told the specific charges against them, the resolution added that the JNUSU will oppose any disciplinary action based upon the findings of the ‘biased’ enquiry.

Meanwhile, a plea seeking cancellation of the bail granted to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar has been transferred for hearing before a different bench of the Delhi High Court, after the counsel for the petitioner objected to a “warning” by the bench to his client that he would have to bear costs if the matter was dismissed.

Justice Pratibha Rani, who had granted interim bail to Kumar, asked the counsel whether the petitioner was personally present in the courtroom, and then warned him that he should be ready to bear costs if the petition were to be dismissed. (ANI)