The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) has passed a resolution condemning the “destructive and divisive slogans” raised during the controversial event at the university campus on February 9.
It has also resolved to fight against the sedition law and has decided to explore all possible ways to get it scrapped from the IPC.
The union demanded immediate release of JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are still in judicial custody in sedition case.
“This council mandates JNUSU to fight against this onslaught and ensure that suspensions of all JNU students are withdrawn and all criminal charges, including sedition, levied on them are withdrawn. The JNUSU must also explore all possible means to get the sedition law scrapped from the IPC,” the council resolved.
“This council holds the ‘council meeting’ called by the JNUSU joint secretary on February 19, 2016, as null and void and thus the ‘resolutions’ passed therein have no effect on the incumbent council,” it said.
The JNSU also demanded to scrap AFSPA and said that human rights violations against minorities, adivasis and Dalits should be stopped.
“The council also condemns the sedition charges that have been slapped against political leaders who stood with JNU including Sitaram Yechury, Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal and D Raja,” one of the 17 resolutions said.