JNU to probe forging of Kanhaiya's signature

JNU to probe forging of Kanhaiya's signature

Jawaharlal Nehru University Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar promised an enquiry into claims that some documents released by the varsity bore fabricated signatures of Kanhaiya Kumar and Rama Naga.

This came after Leftist students held a demonstration in protest against the university administration for releasing “fabricated documents” to Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarti Parishad (ABVP) leader Saurabh Sharma to help him spread misinformation.

The leftist students held the protest demonstration even as the Delhi High Court last week stayed all disciplinary actions taken against the JNU students over Afzal Guru event row, putting a precondition that they will not “indulge in any further dharna, agitation or strike” on the campus.

The students’ delegation, which held a meeting with the vice-chancellor on this issue, was led by Kanhaiya. Naga was also part of the delegation.

“The vice chancellor assured us of holding an enquiry into the release of official documents to the ABVP leader under RTI which bear fabricated signatures of Kanhaiya and Rama Naga,” All India Students Association (AISA) activist Mohit told DH.

The documents in question pertain to a recent meeting of a standing committee which decided to recommend for giving relaxation to the other backward classes (OBC) candidates only at the qualifying level during admissions to the JNU.

“We have been opposing the committee’s decision. Neither Kanhaiya nor Naga attended the meeting. But the ABVP activists are showing certain documents with fabricated signature of Kanhaiya and Naga in order to spread misinformation that both attended the meeting of the committee,” JNU student union vice-president Shehla Rashid said.

Saurabh, however, rejected the charge that the documents that he obtained under the RTI Act bore fabricated signatures of Kanhaiya and Rama.

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