JNU row escalates; Kashmir University erupts with pro-Kanhaiya Kumar, 'azaadi' slogans

Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested in a sedition case on February 12.

Updated: Feb 23, 2016, 15:05 PM IST
JNU row escalates; Kashmir University erupts with pro-Kanhaiya Kumar, 'azaadi' slogans

Srinagar: As Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) continues to simmer over the 'pro-Afzal Guru' event, slogans in support of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar were raised in Kashmir University on Tuesday.

While raising their voice against the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar, some students were seen shouting slogans like, "Tum kitne Kanhaiya pakdoge, har ghar se Kanhaiya nikalega" and "Hum chahate azaadi".

Meanwhile, in its latest report on the JNU row, Delhi Police has cited evidence collected by the varsity's internal inquiry committee suggesting that eight students, including the JNUSU president , allegedly indulged in raising unconstitutional slogans.

The Delhi High Court today issued notice to Delhi Police and asked them file status report on a bail plea of Kumar, arrested on charges of sedition.

The court's direction came while hearing Kanhaiya's bail plea which was opposed by Delhi Police.

Kanhaiya moved the high court after the Supreme Court refused to entertain the bail plea, noting that bypassing the high court would set a wrong precedent.

Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested in a sedition case on February 12 after an event held on the university campus against execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. He allegedly shouting anti-India slogans during the rally.