Case filed against Kanhaiya Kumar for statement against Indian Army

JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar landed in further trouble on Thursday after a case was filed against him in a Kanpur court over his objectionable remarks against Indian Army personnel posted in Kashmir.

Last Updated: Mar 10, 2016, 16:11 PM IST

Kanpur: JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar landed in further trouble on Thursday after a case was filed against him in a Kanpur court over his objectionable remarks against Indian Army personnel posted in Kashmir.

While addressing students at a women’s day march on Wednesday, Kanhaiya Kumar had said, “No matter how much you try to stop us, we will speak up against human rights violations. We will raise our voice against AFSPA. While we have a lot of respect for our soldiers, we will still talk about the fact that in Kashmir women are raped by security personnel.”

“During war in Rwanda 1000 women were raped. In Africa during the ethnic conflict, when military attacks other group firstly their women were raped. You take example of Gujarat, women were not just killed but were raped first,” he added.

Yesterday, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) had filed a complaint in Vasant Vihar police station against Kanhaiya and JNU professor Nivedita Menon saying they made “anti-national” statements in the aftermath of February 9 event.

“Despite the submission of an undertaking before court, Kanhaiya has yet again addressed a gathering of students and uttered poisonous words against the Indian Army, labelling them as rapists of Kashmiri Women,” a BJYM statement said. “

JNU professor Nivedita Menon has been spewing hatred against the Indian Armed Forces in public meetings as well. She made statements like it is recognized worldwide that India is illegally occupying Kashmir,” it added.