JNSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been charged with sedition following a row at the Jawaharla Nehru University (JNU) campus, has refuted the reports that he had received expulsion warning from the university. Raising five demands, including the resignation of Education Minister Smriti Irani, he led an ‘Azadi’ protest march in Delhi.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the "march for democracy", he said: "I did receive a show-cause notice but there was nothing about rustication in it."
"We want the resignation of Smriti Irani, dropping of sedition charges, the release of two students from jail, no interferences in the university's autonomy and a law against caste politics in colleges," he said.
Earlier on Monday, a report had suggested that an inquiry committee of the JNU or Jawaharlal Nehru University had recommended that five students including Kanhaiya Kumar should be expelled for their alleged involvement in the February 9 event, which was held in support of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Anti-India slogans were also raised during the event.
Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were last month arrested last month on sedition charges. While Kanhaiya was released from Tihar Jail on bail on March 3, Khalid and Bhattacharya are still in judicial custody.