New Delhi: At a time when JNU students union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested for organising a controversial event sympathising with the 2001 Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru at the university campus recently, is being projected as a hero, the grand nephew of Chandrashekhar Azad has said that some misguided youths are causing great damage to the nation.
Speaking to reporters, Pandit Sujit Azad said, “Revolutionary freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad made supreme sacrifices for the sake of the nation. He said that his head can be severed but he cannot be forced to bow down before the enemies of Mother India.''
''Azad and his revolutionary brothers had dreamt of ''Swaraj''. For attaining freedom for the Mother India, he and other freedom fighters endured unimaginable hardships. Can we allow their sacrifices to go in vain? We will behead anyone who indulges in anti-national activities or shows disrespect to the national flag.''
Sujit Azad and some other members of the Bhagat Singh Brigade also hoisted the national flag atop the Administrative block in the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Sujit, however, said that he had no idea whether Kanhaiya Kumar was shouting anti-nationals slogans during the controversial Afzal Guru event.
The reactions from the revolutionary freedom fighter's family come in the wake of reports of a rousing welcome given to Kanhaiya Kumar after his release from the Tihar Central Jail.
Shortly after returning to JNU, Kumar addressed a huge gathering of highly elated students who shouted slogans of ''Azadi'' ''Azadi''.
Kumar and four other JNU students were charged with sedition and violence in connection with the Afzal Guru event.