BJP Pulls up Opposition for Playing Politics Over JNU Unrest

The petition alleged that Delhi Police was not investigating the case properly and the matter should be transferred to the NIA.

Published: 16th February 2016 11:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2016 12:13 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Hitting out at the Opposition, especially the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that the Jawaharlal Nehru University turmoil shouldn’t be seen in terms of political preference.

“I don’t think this is a political matter as some political parties are forcing it to be. A matter of security of the country and sovereignty has to unite each one of us. It can’t be seen only in terms of our preferences and our political preferences,” BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli told ANI.

“We must allow the police and the investigating agencies to do their job. Anyone who finds something that is objectionable or crosses the parameters of reasonable restrictions of freedom of speech and expression has to be investigated...especially if it is contravention of any law of the land,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court will today hear the plea seeking a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the sedition case against Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

It has also sought a judicial inquiry in the entire case, soon after a group of men in lawyers' robes were seen thrashing students and journalists in the nearby Patiala House court complex yesterday.

The petition alleged that Delhi Police was not investigating the case properly and the matter should be transferred to the NIA. The bench yesterday posted the matter for hearing today.

It also observed that the Delhi Police was already conducting a probe and would take the case to its logical conclusion.

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