JNU-Afzal Guru Controversy: Police Register Sedition Case Against Unidentified Students
By Siddhanta Mishra | ENS | Published: 11th February 2016 09:19 PM |
NEW DELHI: Two days after a protest march was organized in Jawaharlal Nehru University to honor the “judicial killings” of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat, the Delhi police have registered a sedition case against unidentified students on Thursday.
Acting on the complaint of BJP MP from Delhi Maheish Girri an FIR has been registered against the students for anti-national activities. Girri has written a letter to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani and the Delhi Police Commissioner.
“As a people’s representatives, I was very much concerned and pained regarding anti-national slogans and anti-national activities conducted in the prestigious campus of JNU. If such activities are encouraged, it may spread and create all over India violence/communal conflicts” Giri says in the letter.
The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged a huge protest in JNU and Delhi University, North campus raising slogans to rusticate the anti-national elements from the university immediately.
The members of ABVP, who had yesterday called off their protest after the university assured them of a fair enquiry into the issue, burnt effigies of JNU administration demanding expulsion of the those supporting "anti-national" sentiments.
“Outside people entered the campus waiving guns, threatening us raising anti-national slogans. This has never happened before, why is the Vice chancellor silent on this matter. We demand rustication of the 10 people originally involved in organizing the Afzal Guru program, also investigation at the highest level should be done about the dangerous gun waiving elements that took part in the anti-India procession inside the campus” Saurabh Sharma Joint Secretary JNU Student Union , only ABVP member told Express.
The Left-backed parties issued a joint statement distancing them from the controversy saying that opposition against the Afzal guru event is ABVP's stand and not the JNU Student Union's.
"We disown this controversy and are appaled at the way uproar has been created over the issue and it is being projected as a JNUSU activity. We do condemn the undemocratic slogans that were raised at the programme but this is an ABVP propaganda to malign the image of the university as well as curb the democratic tradition of the university," said JNUSU President Kanaihya Kumar.