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Kanhaiya wants a 'Rohith Act' to stop campus discrimination

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:56 IST

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Tuesday said that the show-cause notice served to him by the varsity authorities does not mention of rustication.

"I have not been rusticated. The university authorities have issued a show-cause notice to me and sought a reply by 5 p.m. tomorrow," Kanhaiya told ANI while leading a march here.

"I would like to tell the people of the nation that JNUSU is fighting for saving democracy in this country, that's why we are conducting a march today demanding that the students, who have been convicted on the grounds of anti-national activities, should be set free," he added.

Kanhaiya further said 'Rohith Act', a law proposed by the agitating students against discrimination in universities, should be brought and implemented to safeguard social justice.

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The march, which began from the Mandi House in the national capital, will end at the Parliament Street.

A high-level committee of JNU has reportedly recommended rustication of Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and two other students for their alleged role in connection with the February 9 event at which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised in JNU campus.

The five-member committee has also recommended the imposition of fine on some students, including Kanhaiya, who were present at the event. However, a final call will be taken by the office of the chief proctor.

( With inputs from ANI)

First published: 15 March 2016, 4:50 IST