New Delhi :
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) controversy is failing to subside with students taking the next step in their agitation against government today. The students will march to Parliament demanding release of Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and SAR Geelani who are jail in a sedition case.
JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar is likely to lead the march, which is the third in series, beginning from Mandi House at 2 PM.
The “People’s march to save democracy” will be in solidarity with the trio who are facing sedition charges in connection with separate events against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.
Vice President of JNU Students Union, Shehla Rashid Shora, said, “Similar protests will be in held in Bangalore and Hyderabad where universities have come out in our support condemning the witch-hunt of students.”
Meanwhile, JNU Panel on Monday recommended rustication of Kanhaiya, Umar, Anirban and two other students for their alleged role in a controversial event last month at which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.
A decision on the recommendation by the panel will be taken by Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar and Chief Proctor A Dimri after a thorough scrutiny of the suggestions.