JNU’s Kanhaiya Kumar Verbally Abused, Slapped on Campus 

JNU security has taken the accused to the nearest police station where he has been detained for questioning: Police

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File photo of Kanhaiya Kumar, JNUSU President. (Photo: AP)

Kanhaiya Kumar, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) President was reportedly slapped by an outsider in the JNU campus on Thursday.

According to the students and teachers present, the attacker called Kanhaiya for an interaction when he was attending the “nationalism” lecture at the varsity’s administration block.

Kanhaiya went to a corner to talk to him where the boy started abusing him and following the argument he slapped him. Seeing this, many students and university security guards rushed to rescue him.

Kanhaiya Kumar responded to the attack saying, such violence will not provoke him. He added,

The guy expressed his feelings by slapping me and I want to know the reason for his anger. I don’t know who has used him but we are not provoked by such violence. At any cost, we will save the culture of JNU and we don’t want any police intervention in the campus. 

The varsity’s security sprung into action and took the accused to the nearest police station, where he has been detained for questioning, a police official said. The official added that his identity is yet to be verified.

The Delhi police has asked the varsity authorities to intimate them about Kanhaiya’s movements outside the campus.

Kanhaiya is currently fighting sedition charges in connection with an event on campus. Anti-national slogans were allegedly raised at the event against the hanging of Parliament attack convict, Afzal Guru.

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He was granted interim bail for six months by the Delhi High Court last week after spending 18 days in jail. The students and teachers of the varsity had expressed apprehension about Kanhaiya’s security after he was attacked by a group of lawyers on Patiala Court premises on February 17.

Adarsh Sharma, a man who claimed to be the president of “Purvanchal Sena” had last week announced a reward of Rs 11 lakh for anyone who shoots Kanhaiya. He was later arrested.

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