Kanhaiya Kumar Allegedly Attacked at JNU by an Outsider
JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar was allegedly attacked on campus on Thursday by an outsider.
JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing sedition charges, was allegedly attacked on campus today by a youth believed to be an outsider.
According to students and teachers present there, the attacker, Vikas Chaudhary, called Kanhaiya for an interaction when he was attending the “nationalism” lecture at the university’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’s security guards rushed to rescue him,” a student said.
The varsity’s security got into action and took the accused to the nearest police station where he has been detained for questioning, a police official said, adding his identity is yet to be verified.
Kanhaiya faces sedition charges in connection with an event on campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.
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