NEW DELHI: Challenging the Delhi Police’s search operation to arrest Rama Naga and four others in the alleged involvement of anti-national activities in the JNU campus, CPI leader D. Raja on Saturday said the police cannot question the integrity of Rama, adding that it is for the nation to judge.
“We demanded that Kanhaiya must be released. All charges must be withdrawn. Police must be withdrawn from the JNU campus. JNU campus must be allowed to function in a normal way as a university. Who are they to question the integrity of my daughter or me? Let the nation answer...let the nation say that Raja is doing anti-national activity,” Raja told ANI.
Amid the ongoing controversy over anti-India slogans being raised at an event at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, Raja along with CPIM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury met Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence to discuss the matter.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police Commisioner B.S. Bassi has reached Rajnath Singh’s residence to discuss further action over the matter.
Rajnath had earlier asserted that strict action will be taken against the demonstrators and said that 'anti-national' elements will not be tolerated.
"When someone is in the country and raises anti-national statements, raising questions on India's unity, diversity and sovereignty then they won't be forgiven.
What happened in JNU was unfortunate and for that, I have already given the necessary instructions to the Delhi Police Commissioner," Rajnath told ANI.
Promising firm action against the demonstrators, he reiterated that anti-national statements cannot be forgiven.
"You can't raise anti-national statements while you stay in India," he added.
Earlier, the Delhi Police registered a case of sedition against the JNU students who had agitated against the hanging of Guru following complaints by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Maheish Girri and RSS's student front Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad.