JNU unrest: Here are the latest developments
The row over 'anti-national' activities in JNU is getting bigger day by day as various political parties paid a visit to the varsity on Saturday after JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on sedition charges. Here are all the latest updates:-
New Delhi: The row over 'anti-national' activities in JNU is getting bigger day by day as various political parties paid a visit to the varsity on Saturday after JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on sedition charges. Here are all the latest updates:-
- Seven students have been sent notices to appear before the university's high level committee probing the matter. Eight students including Kanhaiya have been debarred from any academic activity till the inquiry is over,, says JNU registrar Bhupinder Zutshi.
- Request everyone to help us focus on our main obejctive without any interference, says JNU Vice Chancellor.
- JNUTA always stands for upholding the constitution of India and the values enshrined therein: JNU Teachers Association
- We love our autonomy and want to preserve our autonomy at whatever cost: JNU Teachers Association
- Lashing out at Congress leader Anand Sharma, ABVP has said that its members were not behind the attack on the Congress leader during his visit to JNU
- Union Home Minister Rajnath has alleged that Hafiz Saeed was behind the anti-India slogans that were raised in JNU campus. Also, the home minister said that those found involved in any anti-national activity won't be spared.
- Delhi Police is investigating if protesting JNU students had any terror links
- Be it JNU row, Sunanda Pushkar case or any other case, Delhi police investigates every matter in a completely fair manner on basis of merit: Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi
- If 10, 20 or 50 people have raised anti-India sentiments, take action against them. But why brand entire JNU as anti-national, asks Congress leader RS Surjewala
- Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday hit back at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for accusing the ruling dispensation of suppressing the voice of students in the JNU and advised him to install the statues of separatists and terrorists at the AICC office and offer floral tributes to them.
- Congress leader Anand Sharma has filed a complaint against unknown persons in Delhi's Vasant Vihar Police Station over alleged attack on him in JNU
- Delhi Police wants to transfer JNU sedition case to Special cell, their anti-terror branch; Letter written by DCP South says that the matter needs probe regarding links between JNU students and terrorist Afzal Guru
- Delhi Police's Special Cell may probe the sedition case as the officials of Delhi Police have raised a request
- ABVP is planning to launch a fresh and bigger protest on Sunday to raise their voice against 'Pakistan Zindadbad' and 'Bharat ki barbaadi' slogans with other 'anti-national' activities in the campus.
- The Congress party issued a statement condemning the attack on deputy leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma at a protest meet in JNU on Saturday evening. The party claimed that he was attacked by "ABVP goons". Anand was allegedly attacked as he was leaving the protest meet held at Jawaharlal Nehru University against the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar.
- Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was on Saturday shown black flags during his visit on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus to meet students protesting for the release of Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar. The protestors, allegedly belonging to ABVP, raised slogan of "Rahul Gandhi go back" in the varsity.
- The arrest of JNUSU Kanhiya Kumar saw an outpouring of solidarity from various political parties including left organisations and Congress. Rahul Gandhi visited the campus to speak at the protest meeting on Saturday evening.
- Delhi's Patiala court on Friday had sent Kanhaiya Kumar to 3-day police custody. However, he claimed that the JNU Students' Union was not responsible for organising the anti-India protests. Some video footage had showed that there were 'Pakistan Zindadbad' and 'Bharat ki barbaadi' slogans were raised in the JNU campus.
- JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested in connection with a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy over holding of an event at the prestigious institute against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. The case was registered under Section of 124 A (sedition) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC against unknown persons at Vasant Kunj (North) Police station following complaints by BJP MP Maheish Girri and ABVP.