CPI MP D Raja Gets Calls Threatening his Daughter for JNU Row

Communist Party of India MP D Raja claimed that he has received calls carrying threats to his daughter on Saturday.

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Communist Party of India MP D Raja claimed that he has received calls carrying threats to his daughter on Saturday. Her daughter is a student activist in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, whose students union chief has been arrested on sedition charges. He said that he received a call previous night from a man who spoke in Hindi and asked him why he was “fighting” with BJP and ABVP. He was also “reminded” that his daughter was a resident of the University and she would be shot down, he said.

The Rajya Sabha member said he also received calls from a man in Australia, who claimed to be an underworld don, making similar threats. While some of the calls were from “private” and “unknown” numbers, some of them appeared to be from abroad, he said. Raja said he has apprised Home Minister Rajnath Singh about these threats when he met him in the morning as part of a delegation that went to demand the release of release of JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar. Kumar was arrested in connection with an event organised on the campus against the hanging of Afzal Guru.

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