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Want Freedom Within India and Not From India: Kanhaiya in JNU After Release

\"We are not seeking \'azaadi\'(freedom) from India. We want \'azaadi\' within India,\" he said.

Published: 04th March 2016 12:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th March 2016 12:33 AM   |  A+A-

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar C being hugged by students after reaching at the JNU campus upon his release on bail in New Delhi on Thursday. | PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Returning to JNU campus on his release from jail three weeks after his arrest, the university's students' union leader Kanhaiya Kumar tonight said they are seeking freedom within the country and not from India, as he hurled barbs at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Addressing students at the campus, 29-year-old Kumar, who has been slapped with sedition charge for allegedly raising anti-national slogans, said he had many differences with the prime minister but he agreed with his tweet "Satyameva Jayate" which he had posted in praise of HRD Minister Smriti Irani's fiery speech in Lok Sabha on the JNU row as it is in the Constitution.

"I have many differences with the PM but I agree with his tweet Satyameva Jayate because these words are in our Constitution," he said, as his passionate speech was punctuated by repeated cheers and raising of slogans.

"We are not seeking 'azaadi'(freedom) from India. We want 'azaadi' within India," he said.

Thanking all who stood by him while he was in Tihar jail here, Kumar said he believed in the Constitution and Judiciary of India.



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