Afzal Guru event: JNU varsity orders “disciplinary enquiry”

New Delhi: JNU administration on Wednesday ordered a “disciplinary enquiry” over holding of an event against the hanging of Afzal Guru on campus saying any talk about country's disintegration cannot be "national".

Maintaining that the act by students amounted to indiscipline, the university authorities said, "The permission for the programme was sought by giving incomplete information, so it is an act of indiscipline.”

“A committee headed by the Chief Proctor will examine the footage of the event and speak to the witnesses. It is on basis of the report, the varsity will take appropriate action,” university officials added.

Elaborating on the ‘incomplete information’, JNU registrar Bhupinder Zutshi said that, “There was nowhere mentioned in the permission request that the event will be on Afzal Guru.”

“How can any talk about disintegration of nation be national?,” he questioned.

The varsity’s move came in wake of protests by members of ABVP outside the VC office demanding expulsion of students who "misled" the university about nature of the event.

(With agency inputs)

News24 Bureau