Kanhaiya faced University action for ‘misbehaving’ with woman last year

The incident had occurred on June 10, 2015, when the girl student asked Kanhaiya, who at the time was not the students' union president, to not urinate in the open inside the campus.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 11, 2016 8:00 am
Kanhaiya, kanhaiya Kumar, kanhaiya JNU, kanhaiya misbehaviour, girl misbehaviour, kanhaiya girl misbehaviour, india news, JNU news, kanhaiya news JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar at the JNU campus in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union President (JNUSU) Kanhaiya Kumar found himself in the middle of another row Thursday, after it emerged that the university had taken disciplinary action against him and fined him in October last year for allegedly misbehaving with a woman. The woman, in her complaint to the university, had accused Kumar of threatening her when she objected to him urinating in public.

The woman, who is an alumnus of JNU, had written an open letter with details of the alleged incident, which, she said, took place in June last year. The letter was written on March 3, a day after Kumar was released from Tihar jail on bail.

Kanhaiya Kumar’s Speech At JNU Campus After Release

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However, Kumar’s organisation — the All India Students’ Federation — said he had not misbehaved with the woman and questioned the timing of the controversy.

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The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) Thursday circulated photocopies of the order against Kanhaiya, issued on October 16, which stated, “The university… has found Kanhaiya Kumar guilty of misbehaving with an ex-student (female) and threatening her. This act is serious in nature and unbecoming of a student of JNU and calls for a strict disciplinary action against him (Kanhaiya)… keeping his career prospects in mind, the Vice Chancellor has taken a lenient view in the matter.”

It was signed by then chief proctor Krishan Kumar.

Kanhaiya Kumar Speech At JNU Campus

In an open letter, Kamlesh Narwana — now a teacher at Delhi University — questioned Kumar’s credentials to speak on the “dignity of women” and said he was being made a “false revolutionary”.

“I had my first and may be last encounter with this…. known as Kanhaiya (the president of JNUSU) in June last year when he was urinating on road in JNU campus. When I objected, instead of saying sorry, he not only shouted at me but also threatened me of dire consequence and suggested that I should take psychiatric help. Being a JNUite, I filed a complaint against him with the JNU proctor’s office in June 2015,” she wrote.

“I am dejected and pained to see how my JNU community has ganged up to create false revolutionary. I want to ask, do you really understand the D for Dignity of a female, Mr Kanhaiya? Unzipping your private part in public and urinating on a road… are these your revolutionary tools to uphold a female’s dignity,” she added.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Narwana said when she had confronted him, Kumar had called her a “psycho” and said it was his right to urinate in public. “I want to be a neutral party in this. In fact, when I was a JNU student, I too was a Left sympathiser as I belong to a Left family. But I don’t think what Kanhaiya did is in keeping with the communist ideology,” she said.

Referring to charges of “molestation” being made against Kumar, she said, “There was no molestation, but there was definitely misbehaviour and harassment. That is why I wrote to the chief security officer”.

The AISF acknowledged the case of public urination but said Kumar had not misbehaved with Narwana.

“Kanhaiya had no altercation with her and he wasn’t even called by the proctorial committee in the case. While we respect the girl’s decision to criticise Kanhaiya, we find the timing of this news suspicious. All of this is part of a plan to malign him,” it said.

Demanding a public apology from Kumar, ABVP’s JNU unit president Alok Singh said, “This incident has completely exposed people who give big lectures on women’s day. It has shown how they actually treat women. He not only argued with the girl but also threatened her. We condemn this incident and demand that Kanhaiya should publicly apologise for what he has done”.

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First Published on: March 11, 2016 3:50 am
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    Abhinav Gour
    Mar 11, 2016 at 6:22 am
    This moron kanahiya is a blot on india. What else u will expect feom an @ ss who doesnt care for d country he is living In. I think all his actions shd be throighly investigated and dealt strictly
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      Antonio DSilva
      Mar 24, 2016 at 9:48 am
      Almost all Indians might have peed in public one time or another in their lifetime what if this Kanhaiyah did it as well? Does this women protest every time she sees some one peeing in public? Indians not only pee but poo in public, why doesn't anyone stop them?
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        Amit
        Mar 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm
        A Bihari literally showing his DNA :) LOL
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          Aap
          Mar 11, 2016 at 2:47 am
          Good to hear he was fined. Does it mean JNU is just in dealing.
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            D P
            Mar 10, 2016 at 5:09 pm
            Are they saying kanhaya as a student and kanhaya as union president are different. Like Jekyll and Hyde.
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              Chanakya.s.scoundrels
              Mar 11, 2016 at 3:38 am
              He paid fine. If it were an All Buggers and Varmint Perverts(ABVP) he would have complained to STATE TERRORIST RAJNATH SINGH and he would have declared the woman a concubine of Hafeez Sayeed and declared her a sister of Ishrat Jahan and asked IB to kill her.
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                Hari
                Mar 10, 2016 at 9:15 pm
                Having proved his character, Kanhaya has proved that he is most deserved to be the one of the top leaders of CPI or CPIM or Congress Party.
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                  Brahmin.Self.Annihilation.Starts.Now
                  Mar 11, 2016 at 5:03 am
                  MANY BRAHMIN DOUCHE BAGS ARE COMMENTING IN CHRISTIAN NAMES. TRUE TO THEIR FOREIGN ORIGIN(CENTRAL ASIA) THOSE FILTHS CAN SWITCH RELIGION JUST LIKE THAT. TGAT OROVES THEIR PATRIOTISM.
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                    Mayank
                    Mar 11, 2016 at 6:40 am
                    Seriously? Conspiracy? The govt. Hs gone down to the lowest level. I can make its a false allegation. Why did the woman report last year??
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                      IML sood
                      Mar 11, 2016 at 10:50 am
                      What only a fine,this anti national with other supporters who are not true to the country where they live eat and breath,how can such moron respect a women?They should be hauled up by the people and given the a lesion of the life as traitors deserve no sympathy.Such people have to think twice before acting smart again as present Govt. is not like Pappu Moms Govt. Either run away or face people's wrath for anti national acts.
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                        Jay
                        Mar 10, 2016 at 9:06 pm
                        Kanhaya lawyer Kapil Sibal might be now working to invent a theory that there was zero loss to the University because of Kanhaya urinating in public and misbehaving with the female student.
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                          Gomathi
                          Mar 10, 2016 at 5:19 pm
                          The girl is the secretary in ABVP. She was arranged to complain. Do what ever you want to. Every such action will back fire on Brahmin Jokers Party(BJP).
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                            RAGOTHAMAN
                            Mar 10, 2016 at 5:21 pm
                            Now the BJP MLA will say " EVERY DAY 1000000000 LITERS OF FLOWS IN JNU"
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                              Nivedita pundai
                              Mar 11, 2016 at 12:52 am
                              Nivedita MENON is a pundai magal from Kerala This koothimahal has itch in pundai Do she went to JNU to teach and Othhufy thulukkans
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                                Kannan k
                                Mar 11, 2016 at 11:51 am
                                Swach bharat ? is it effective ? where is the BJPeee
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                                  Karun
                                  Mar 10, 2016 at 7:42 pm
                                  Communists and Congress consider Kanhaya as a revolutionary leader, the youth of India should emulate. Communists and Congress consider Rahul hi, Yechury, and D Raja. Communists and Congress glorify persons like Yakub Memon and Afsal Guru. So, the leaders of the "secular gang" are: Yakub Memon, Afsal Guru, Rahul hi, Yechury, and D Raja. Look how the Congress, Communists, and JDU spokespersons defend Kanhaya on TV debates.
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                                    Karun
                                    Mar 11, 2016 at 7:07 am
                                    No wonder such a filthy character is considered as a role model and leader by the media pressutes and the "leaders" like Rahul hi, Yechury, and D Raja.
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                                      Karun
                                      Mar 10, 2016 at 6:56 pm
                                      No wonder such a filty character is considered as a role model and leader by the media pressutes and the "leaders" like Rahul hi, Yechury, and D Raja.
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                                        London Leads
                                        Mar 10, 2016 at 4:07 pm
                                        Where is Barkha now?
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                                          Manoj Desai
                                          Mar 10, 2016 at 11:40 pm
                                          Propagated as hero by our fake media, sure he would have character problem.
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                                            MyTake
                                            Mar 10, 2016 at 6:05 pm
                                            He urinated in campus then and now he is irinated on India!
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