JNU ‘Anti-India’ Event Case: Left Parties Condemn Police Action

Left parties liken the ongoing developments in JNU with “situations during Emergency”.

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The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students have been booked for sedition after the administration of the university ordered a “disciplinary” enquiry into the holding of a pro-Afzal Guru event on campus.

JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on Friday on the charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy after “anti-India” slogans were allegedly raised during the event.

Left parties questioned the arrest of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Singh and asked Delhi Police to not act in “connivance” with ABVP to target the “entire Left” even as they likened the ongoing developments in the varsity campus to “situations during Emergency”.

Congress lambasted the BJP over handling of the JNU controversy, accusing it of “curbing” students’ voice but asserted that debates on campuses cannot be hijacked by anti-India sentiments.

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