New Delhi, April 25: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has expelled Phd scholar Umar Khalid in relation to the February 9 event on the campus where anti-national slogans were raised. The disciplinary committee, probing the role of Umar Khalid, Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid and other students affiliated with All India Student Association (AISA) have found 21 students involved in the anti-national activities which occurred on the campus on the evening of February 9. Also Read - A Year After JNU Campus Attack, Controversial Vice Chancellor's Term Extended
Both Umar Khalid and Kanhaiya Kumar have been charged with violating the disciplinary code of University. As part of punishment, the University has rusticated Khalid for the Semester I, and imposed a fine of Rs 20,000. Meanwhile, JNU student union leader Kanhaiya has not been rusticated. He has only been fined Rs 10,000, whereas, Anirban Bhattacharya has been rusticated till July 2015, and has been barred from pursuing any other course for the next 5 years. Also Read - Common Aptitude Test To Be Implemented for Admission in DU, JNU, BHU, Other Central Universities From 2021
Both Kanhaiya and Umar have spent a considerable amount of time in Tihar jail, along with their colleague Anirban Bhattacharya for allegedly organizing the Afzal Guru commemoration event where anti-India slogans were raised. The trio have been granted a six month interim bail by the Delhi High Court. (ALSO READ: JNU row: Court rubbishes Delhi Police claim and grants bail to Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya)
Umar is currently pursuing his PhD course on the condition of tribal communities in Jharkhand. In the aftermath of JNU controversy, the Ministry of Home Affairs had claimed that he was a terrorist affiliated to Islamic extremist leader Hafiz Saeed’s outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawah. However, the allegations were proved baseless.