Another Kanhaiya Kumar Remark Sparks Controversy, Complaint Filed

The complaint has been filed by BJP’s youth wing which alleges Kanhaiya’s statements were “anti-national”.

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JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar addresses the media at JNU in New Delhi on March 4, 2016. (Photo: IANS)

A fresh complaint has been lodged against Jawaharlal Nehru students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar for remarks made by him at a student’s gathering on Women’s Day. The complaint has been filed by BJP’s youth wing which alleges that Kanhaiya’s statements were “anti-national”.

Kanhaiya, while addressing students at a Women’s Day march late on Tuesday night, reportedly said:

No matter how much you try to stop us, we will speak up against human rights violations. We will raise our voice against AFSPA. While we have a lot of respect for our soldiers, we will still talk about the fact that in Kashmir women are raped by security personnel. During the war in Rwanda, 1000 women were raped. In Africa, during the ethnic conflict, when the military attacked other groups, firstly their women were raped. You take the example of Gujarat, women were not just killed but were raped first.
Tribal activist and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Soni Sori addressing the agitating students on the JNU campus (Photo: PTI)
Tribal activist and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Soni Sori addressing the agitating students on the JNU campus (Photo: PTI)

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) filed a complaint in Vasant Vihar police station saying these remarks were “anti-national” and that Kanhaiya defied his bail conditions.

Despite the submission of an undertaking before the court, Kanhaiya has yet again addressed a gathering of students and uttered poisonous words against the Indian Army, labelling them as rapists of Kashmiri Women.
BJYM statement

The BJYM also filed a complaint against JNU professor Nivedita Menon who, in a new video, is heard saying Kashmir is not a part of India and that pro-azaadi slogans are justified.

JNU professor Nivedita Menon has been spewing hatred against the Indian Armed Forces in public meetings as well. She made statements like ‘it is recognised worldwide that India is illegally occupying Kashmir’.

A case has also been registered against Kanhaiya Kumar on Thursday in a Kanpur civil court over his remarks at the women’s day march, allegedly accusing Army personnel in Kashmir of violence against women. 

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