Row over ‘anti-national’ sloganeering: Kanhaiya ‘knew about February 9 event’ on JNU campus

The registrar told the committee that Kanhaiya, general secretary Rama Naga and joint secretary Saurabh Kumar met him at about 3 pm on February 9 to discuss details related to a bus for differently-abled students on campus, said the sources.

Written by Shikha Sharma | Delhi | Updated: March 9, 2016 11:36 am
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In his deposition before the high-level inquiry committee set up to probe the controversy following the February 9 event at JNU, Registrar Bupinder Zutshi said students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar knew about the event, according to sources.

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The registrar told the committee that Kanhaiya, general secretary Rama Naga and joint secretary Saurabh Kumar met him at about 3 pm on February 9 to discuss details related to a bus for differently-abled students on campus, said the sources.

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“Saurabh Kumar took the registrar to a corner and told him that the particular event was going to be organised and that the ABVP would protest it. When the registrar asked the other two if they knew such an event was being organised, Kanhaiya said they were aware of the event but were not the ones organising it,” added the sources.

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According to the sources, Zutshi then called the security officer and told him not to allow the event to be held.

“He then called the Vice Chancellor to apprise him of the situation. At 4.30 pm, he received a call from a particular number. The caller claimed he was Kanhaiya and wanted to know why he had cancelled the event. The registrar told him that he wasn’t the one with the authority to withdraw permission, and handed over the phone to the Dean of Students, who told the caller that permission had been withdrawn,” said the sources.

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  1. A
    Mar 7, 2016 at 8:28 am
    why this news is cased in a corner ?? if it were advantage Kanhaiya, it would have been at the front: big and loud. PRESSUTES@WORK
    1. A
      Anand Sudan
      Mar 7, 2016 at 6:53 am
      The IE seems has changed the report to suit it to the anti nationals. Another media report says 'JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar had objected to cancellation of permission for the controversial event against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, JNU Registrar Bhupinder Zutshi has claimed. Zutshi, deposing before the high-power enquiry committee consuted by Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar, is believed to have said that Kanhaiya Kumar was against the authorities' decision to cancel permission of the February 9 event during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised. "I had called a meeting of JNSU in my office at 3 pm on February 9 to discuss the route for the new bus acquired by JNU for disabled students. Kanhaiya Kumar and Rama Naga (JNUSU General Secretary) reached first. Around 3 pm, we had a discussion on the bus route. After 10 minutes, Saurav Sharma (ABVP member and JNSU joint secretary) also came. We all discussed the bus route for 10 minutes. Read Also: Kanhaiya is an aberration, nationalists don't accept it: Rajiv Pratap Rudy "Sharma later showed me a pamphlet regarding the 'cultural event' on 'judicial killing of Afzal Guru' and said some of the students are organising this event today (February 9, 2016) at 5 pm at Sabarmati Dhaba," Zutshi has told the committee. The Registrar has further maintained that when the varsity decided to withdraw the permission, Kanhaiya had called him objecting to the cancellation. JNU had insuted a disciplinary committee on February 10 to probe into the controversial event. On the basis of the preliminary enquiry report eight students including Kanhaiya were academically debarred. The five-member committee which has been granted two extensions for submitting its report is expected to come up with its recommendations by March 11.'
      1. L
        Mar 7, 2016 at 11:39 pm
        1. P
          Mar 7, 2016 at 11:53 am
          I fail to understand why then HC went and allowed Kanhaiya bail. they should have waited for the decision of the committee. It appears courts are also siding the Anti Nationals. He is a liar and should answer why the death anniversary of Afzal Guru was celebrated? Leftists had always been anti nationals.
          1. M
            Mar 7, 2016 at 6:41 pm
            Modi knew everything that happened in Gujarat. But that doesn't mean that he was responsible for everything bad that happens in Gujarat.
          2. S
            Mar 7, 2016 at 9:50 am
            Zutsi is Bi of JNU. Zutsi is retiring this week, he wants a good government post.
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              Dharminder Paul Bawa
              Mar 9, 2016 at 2:50 pm
              Truth will prevail. He must be sent to jail again.
              1. P
                Mar 8, 2016 at 10:01 am
                kanhaiya should be arressted
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