New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested for sedition 20 days ago and released recently, has received threats to his life.
A few posters have appeared near the Delhi Press Club, offering Rs 11 lakh reward for shooting Kanhaiya down.
The posters, viral on social media, bear the name of Adarsh Sharma, president, Purvanchal Sena.
Some "Poorvanchal Sena" announces reward of 11 lakh to Shoot JNU student Leader Kanhaiya, posters put at Press Club. pic.twitter.com/smeZpOFMr7
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Meanwhile, a Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader has announced a prize money of Rs 5 lakh for cutting off the tongue of Kanhaiya Kumar.
Kuldeep Varshney, the BJYM district president, Budaun district, Uttar Pradesh, has reportedly been expelled by the BJP for six years.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president on Friday said that Hyderabad University research scholar Rohith Vemula was his icon and not Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
Condemning the February 9 event on the campus where anti-national slogans were raised, Kanhaiya said: "We strongly condemn what happened at the university on February 9. It's for the court to decide if that was 'raaj droh' (sedition) or not. We've full faith in the judiciary and the constitution."