NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Monday said that it will raise the issue of repeated attacks on Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar in the second part of the Parliament Session beginning from today.
“We will raise the issue of continuing attack on the JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar. It is not in one place, wherever he goes, the lynching mob is there to attack him. It is a very serious issue. The Home Minister and the government will have to react how the ultra-right wing forces are allowed to play havoc in our society,” CPI leader D. Raja told ANI.
Kanhaiya yesterday claimed that a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter tried to strangle him inside a Jet Airways aircraft in Mumbai, following which he was asked to deplane after he complained about the assault.
This was not the first time that Kanhaiya was assaulted, as several attempts have been made in the past on the fiery student leader, who shot to fame after his arrest and release on sedition charges for organising an event at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University to mark the anniversary of the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.
Earlier, slippers, shoes were hurled at Kanhaiya in Nagpur where he was addressing a public meeting on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar.
On the same day, some men reportedly belonging to Bajrang Dal attacked Kanhaiya's car when he arrived in the city.