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JNU Vice-Chancellor meets students on hunger strike

The V-C’s move came after students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya moved the Delhi High Court, challenging the punishments given to them for their alleged involvement in the February 9 incident on campus.

Nearly two weeks after some JNU students began an indefinite hunger strike demanding revocation of the punishments meted out to them by the university, JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar Wednesday met them and urged them to end the strike as the matter was “subjudice”.

The V-C’s move came after students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya moved the Delhi High Court, challenging the punishments given to them for their alleged involvement in the February 9 incident on campus.

“The JNU administration appeals to students to end the hunger strike immediately,” the university said in a statement.

JNUSU general secretary Rama Naga, one of the students on hunger strike, said, “The V-C told us that since the matter is now subjudice, the courts will decide the action and we should end our strike. We told him we would do that, if he gave it in writing that the punishments don’t stand anymore”.

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First published on: 12-05-2016 at 04:10 IST
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