On the basis of the recommendations of the High Level Enquiry Committee the Jawahar Lal Nehru University has rusticated Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Kanhaiya Kumar and other students from the campus. Kanhaiya has been fined with the fine of 10,000 along with the JNUSU joint secretary Saurabh Sharma. Former JNUSU president Ashutosh Kumar has been fined 20,000 rupees and hostel facility is withdrawn for him. Anirban Bhattacharya has been banned for five consecutive years in the JNU campus.
Based on the committee the varsity administration has also taken harsh action against 14 other students including Mujeeb Gattoo and Anirban Bhattacharya who were present during the event where anti national slogans were raised in context to hanging of Afzal Guru. The university has accused the students of arousing communal caste feelings, creating disharmony and colluding in the unauthorized entry of outsiders.
On reacting to this incident JNUSU vice president Shahla Rashid said to media “We completely reject this farcical inquiry report, as it is based on sheer vendetta and a biased enquiry. These are all innocent students, coming from extremely humble and underprivileged backgrounds. They are all dedicated activists and this is a conspiracy to crush anti-Modi voices” While Mr Khalid posted on Facebook, “A farce is what this inquiry has been from day one, made to witch-hunt and punish students by hook or crook. Do we need to remind you, Mr Jagdish Kumar (JNU VC) that unlike you the students and teachers of this campus are not pliant stooges of the RSS.”