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15-Year-old Activist Defends PM, Dares Kanhaiya for Open Debate on 'Freedom of Expression'

She also said that Prime Minister Modi has been working tirelessly for the nation’s betterment, adding it is very easy to scorn at someone by sitting at home.

Published: 06th March 2016 12:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2016 12:28 PM   |  A+A-

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Jhanvi Behal and Kanhaiya Kumar | File

By ANI

LUDHIANA: Jhanvi Behal, the 15-year-old activist who was awarded for her contribution to ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ on Sunday criticised JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and challenged him for an open debate on freedom of expression.

“What Kanhaiya ji said about Prime Minister Modi wasn’t appreciable at all. Instead of criticising the Prime Minister, he should have something on those who raised anti-national slogans in the campus,” Jhanvi told ANI.

She also said that Prime Minister Modi has been working tirelessly for the nation’s betterment, adding it is very easy to scorn at someone by sitting at home.

“I invite him for an open debate on what he said on Prime Minister Modi,” she said.

Pointing out that the Prime Minister has been elected by the people of India, the 15-year-old stated that Kanhaiya with his critical remarks about the former is speaking against the people of the country who have elected him to the top post.

“I would like to inform that I would have done the same had there been any other Prime Minister,” she said. 

“There have been reports of anti-India slogans being raised in JNU. I want to ask him as to why there is no check in the university, but on the contrary he is criticising Prime Minister Modi,” she added.

Jhanvi has raised several public issues in the past, including the matter of road blockage of various organizations which she had taken to the court.

Recently, she had filed a writ in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against adult movies and porn content on social networking sites.



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