On January 14, police filed the chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar and others, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus during an event on February 9, 2016.
We have not written to the HRD Ministry about the satellite campus. If the varsity somehow thinks about the possibility or the need for a satellite campus, we do not need money from the government, said JNU administration.
Reacting to allegations levelled by JNUSU that the university spent nearly Rs 13 lakh on hosting spiritual gurus, the administration clarified that Rs 87,000 spent as airfare for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was the total cost of fare for the spiritual guru and his two associates.
JNUSU secretary Aejaz Ahmed Rather alleged that the professor had said that he 'looked like a terrorist' and 'blast convict'. The professor alleged that JNUSU secretary and JNUTA president had raised 'threatening' slogans outside her office.
A scuffle broke out at the Patiala House court in New Delhi on Monday afternoon after a group of about 40 lawyers present inside the court started shouting anti-JNU slogans demanding that University faculty present inside the court leave.
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Former Jawaharlal Nehru University professor Chaman Lal on Friday returned the 'Hinditar Bhashi Hindi Lekhak Puraskar' to the Ministry of Human Resource Development Ministry in the wake of ongoing unrest in the varsity. Lal said VC's moral authority will take a hit if he was not able to protect the faculty members, students and staff. Lal also termed the VC's move to allow police to enter the campus as a "disaster".
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Confirming his attendance at the ‘Mahishasura festival’ of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 2011, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Udit Raj on Friday said that he changed his thoughts after joining the saffron party. Raj further stated that Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani’s remarks on the Mahishasura event were political and he attended the event as an activist then. Irani had yesterday created a huge uproar in the Rajya Sabha by reading out a document on the Mahishasur Puja, observed on the JNU campus every October since 2011.
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Prem Nath informed that a local court has sent Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, Jawaharlal Nehru University students booked on sedition charges, to three-day police remand. The DCP said the Delhi Police will interrogate the students amid tight security. Khalid and Bhattacharya are among the five students, who along with JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, had allegedly raised ‘anti-national’ slogans at an event organised on the university campus on February 9.