The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union council passed a resolution on Friday, condemning the ‘anti-India’ and ‘anti-Pakistan sloganeering campus on the night on February 9 and also slammed the lack of ‘on-the-spot’ action.
Amid the ongoing crisis on the campus, the council held a meeting today where they passed a resolution demanding a thorough investigation and appealed to the JNU administration to desist from interfering with the due process of law.
“The JNUSU condemns the Anti-India and Pro-Pakistan sloganeering on campus in presence of JNUSU President and some other office-bearers. JNUSU also condemns them for not stopping such an act on spot and not filling any complaint against them with the JNU administration of the Police. This shows open complicity in this condemnable act,” the resolution read.
Asserting that the incident had sent a wrong message to the entire nation, the students’ council said that the ‘attempt by a section of JNU community who interferes with the process of investigation is seen as an open support to the culprits of the event.
The resolution stated clearly that that the entire JNU disassociates themselves from such condemnable incidents and that they take responsibly to ensure that such incidents do happen in the future.
The JNUSU has also resolved to work in identifying, isolating and ensuring punishment for the ‘subversive’ elements that have brought disrepute to JNU.
“JNU has faced such crisis in past and its responsible teachers, students and Karamcharis have come together to overcome the crisis. Let us join hands and strengthen the glorious tradition of JNU,” the resolution added.
Earlier today, JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail plea in the High Court was not be heard today.
Registrar General Lopen Bomniyal said that the additional application in the matter is yet to be filed.
Meanwhile, another petition was filed in the court saying that Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi’s statement of not opposing Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail may hamper the trial.
The petition seeks to ensure fair trial in the case and the matter is likely to be heard next week.
The bail plea was filed earlier in the afternoon by his lawyers Vrinda Grover and Sushil Bajaj.
This came after the Supreme Court refused to entertain their plea and directed them to move the High Court.
Counsel Raju Ramachandra appearing for Kanhaiya had told the apex court earlier that the atmosphere of Patiala House Court is not safe for the accused and his lawyers.
“The Defence lawyers are not able to perform their duty in such a hostile environment. That is why the bail application had been moved to the Supreme Court,” he said.