Ex-serviceman Files Complaint Against Kanhaiya

The complaint was filed as the dead line for Kanhaiya to reply to his notice ended on March 27.

Published: 07th April 2016 03:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th April 2016 03:32 AM   |  A+A-


DHARAMSHALA: Ex-serviceman and national shooter Kahan Singh Thakur today filed a complaint against JNU Student Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar in a district court here for his alleged derogatory remarks against the Army at an event in Delhi.

The complaint was filed in the Kangra District and Sessions Court under Section 124-A (sedition), 499 (defamation), 500 (punishment for defamation), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 505 and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the IPC.

"I have registered a complaint in the court against the JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar today for not apologising for his remarks on Indian soldiers," Thakur said.

The complaint was filed as the dead line for Kanhaiya to reply to his notice ended on March 27.

Kahan's counsel Vishav Chakshu said Kanhaiya, on the occasion of Women's Day in Delhi, had said we will raise our voice against Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), while we have a lot of respect for our soldiers, we will still talk about the fact that in Kashmir women are raped by security personnel.

Kanhaiya also made similar remarks about security forces in Rwanda, Africa and Gujarat, where the women were not just killed but were raped first.

Terming as "highly obnoxious and irresponsible" an attempt to "attempt to vilify the forces" Kanhaiya's remark, a legal notice was sent to him on March 14 seeking a public apology within 15 days, Chakshu said.

Kanhaiya neither replied to the notice, nor apologised for his derogatory remarks against the Army, he said, adding that the case will come up for hearing on April 12.

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