Sedition row: JNU upholds punishment for Umar, Kanhaiya, months after Delhi HC set it aside
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Sedition row: JNU upholds punishment for Umar, Kanhaiya, months after Delhi HC set it aside

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Eight months after the Delhi High Court set aside the punishment awarded to students of Jawaharlal Nehru University with regard to the February 9, 2016 sloganeering incident, the varsity’s high-level committee Thursday upheld the punishment given earlier to Umar Khalid, Kanhaiya Kumar and a few others. With the varsity sending a letter to the students, asking them to comply with the punishment, students called the decision “politically motivated”.

The university administration did not respond to calls and messages seeking a comment.

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