JNU row: Mayhem at Delhi HC, lawyers thrash students, journalists

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JNU row: Mayhem at Delhi HC, lawyers thrash students, journalists


New Delhi, Feb. 16 (ANI): A scuffle broke out on Monday between students and lawyers outside Patiala House court during the hearing of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested on charges of sedition for allegedly raising anti-India slogans.

The students, who have been demanding Kumar’s release, alleged that they were roughed up by a group of lawyers when they entered the court premises.

During scuffle, three journalists were also attacked by some lawyers inside the court premises.

“I am not even a JNU student. We are peacefully waiting for him. Some 6-7 lawyers, started pointing towards us and then they abused and called us Pakistanis,” said one of the eye-witnesses.

“These lawyers thrashed a journalist. I saw them beating him up brutally. They were saying that it is not the court but them who will decide the matter,” said another person present at the court.

The students have been protesting inside JNU over the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar. He was arrested after he allegedly made a speech against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru.

BJP MLA thrashes man, says has taken onus of patriotism

There was vandalism outside the Patiala House Court here on Monday, where Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA O.P. Sharma beat up an unidentified man.

The incident took place when Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was produced in the court.

Talking to the media, the BJP legislator said that those raising anti-India slogans would not be spared.

“We will beat those who will chant anti-India slogans,” he said.

When asked if they had taken the onus of patriotism, he replied in affirmation.

Even though he was seen beating an unidentified man, he said, “We were trying to catch hold of the one who was raising pro-Pakistan slogans. We were not beating them.“

Kanhaiya Kumar raised anti-national slogans: Bassi

New Delhi, Feb. 15 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Monday said there is clear evidence that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar was chanting ‘anti-national slogans’ during last week’s protest in the varsity.

“There is clear evidence that Kanhaiya was raising anti-national slogans and was also giving anti-national speech which comes under 124 (A). He was part of this unlawful activity. Interrogation and investigation is still on. We will analyze his interrogation and the result will be put on public domain soon,” Bassi told the media here.

“We have taken all information from him (Kanhaiya). We are gathering more information and all accused will be arrested,” he added.

The police commissioner further said the evidences collected so far suggest that the ABVP was opposing the programme.

“But if it is found out that they were also raising anti-national slogans then action will be taken against them also,” he added.

Bassi further said the tweet on Hafiz Saeed was blasphemous and tried to incite youth against the lawfully established government of India.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said yesterday that the Afzal Guru event was “supported by terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed”.

“What happened at JNU has been fully supported by Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed. I appeal to all political parties that whenever such situations arise where anti-India slogans are raised, the entire nation must speak in one voice,” he said.

As the comment led to opposition anger, the Home ministry clarified that Rajnath Singh’s remarks were based on ‘inputs from different agencies’.

The ministry clarification also followed reports that Singh and the police were misled by a tweet purportedly from a twitter handle in the name of Hafiz Saeed.

On Sunday, Pakistani newspaper The Dawn reported the Hafiz Saeed handle was fake. Hafiz Saeed’s Twitter handle was blocked a long time ago. (ANI)



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