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What Does the HC Order on JNU Protests Mean?: Ayesha Kidwai
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What Does the HC Order on JNU Protests Mean?: Ayesha Kidwai

The Hon. High Court to JNU’s rescue again. Through this extremely reasonable and sober order, Justice Manmohan has put the ball in the JNU VC’s court, telling him that to punish the students without attending to their appeals (based on denial of principles of natural justice) would be to “condemn the students unheard”. The Court has given the ten plaintiffs heard today immediate relief by staying all the punishments until the appeals process is over, and thereby forcing the insensitive and callous Jagadeesh Kumar to actually respond to the students reasoned objections to the HLEC anv their replies to the Showcause notices. Mr. VC you can no longer hide behind the HLEC and the Chief Proctor’s office, because it is now YOU who must decide whether you can punish students on the basis of an enquiry proceedings and report that indicted students without showing them the evidence on the basis of which they were enquired into and indicted and ignored all the submissions they made.