JNU protest: Kejriwal hits out at PM Modi, says targetting innocents will prove costly to him

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra-Modi and warned him that targetting innocent students over Afzal Guru row will prove very costly to his government at Centre.

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2016, 11:50 AM IST
JNU protest: Kejriwal hits out at PM Modi, says targetting innocents will prove costly to him

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra-Modi and warned him that targetting innocent students over Afzal Guru row will prove very costly to his government at Centre.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor took to Twitter to vent out his ire. “No one supports anti-national forces. But targeting innocent students using that as an excuse will prove v costly to Modi government,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Earlier on Friday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that government will not tolerate any anti-national activities in the country. Speaking to a news agency, Singh said that no one will be spared who raises anti-India slogans and tries to raise questions on national unity and integrity. He said, strict actions will be taken against them, who raised anti-India slogans at JNU.

The Home Minister said that he has given necessary instructions to Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi to enquire about the incident.

An event was organised by a group of students in the JNU campus on February 10 to protest the 2013 hanging of Afzal Guru, a Jaish-e-Mohammed militant, from Kashmir. The protesters allegedly shouted anti-India slogans during the event, which led to clashes between two groups of students after which police were deployed in the campus.

Two days later, on Friday, Kanhaiya Kumar, the president of JNU students’ union and an activist of a Left-linked group, was arrested from the hostel of university campus in a police crackdown on charges of sedition and conspiracy and was bought before Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen.

Dozens of policemen swarmed the campus in south Delhi to look for more students, suspected to be involved in the protest held on Tuesday in the India's top academic institutions.