Under the pressure Delhi police today arrested JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and booked other students for sedition following the orders from the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh where he asked the Delhi Police to take strongest possible action against those who were allegedly involved in anti-India acts in Jawaharlal Nehru University campus recently. Kumar who was produced in Patiala court today was sent to 3-day police custody.
With this Delhi police also tweeted a alert across the country on the misleading tweets. Delhi police a quoted a tweet from a handler under the name of Hafeez Muhammad Saeed which is still unclear to be legit.
This is Tweet requesting the people to support the JNU students for the Afzal Guru Hanging event and pro-Pakistani slogans. Today it becomes easy for the students union president to came under limelight and can become politician in the future with the help of media. Raising Anti India slogans and organizing beef event in the university campus becomes a weapons for such people to get the attention.
A statement from the vice chancellor said: “Committee has been constituted to investigate the matter and take appropriate action as necessary. While the JNU community upholds the right to free debate on campus, the University strongly condemns the use of the University as a platform for activities that violate the Constitution and the laws of the land. While that problem would be appropriately addressed in this case, the University would also take steps to protect the academic atmosphere and the environment for vibrant discussion that JNU has always provided and stands for. All sections of the JNU community including representatives of the students, teachers and karmacharis have assured that they uphold the values and ethos of this University. lt is an appeal to all sections to go beyond this incident and return the campus to normalcy.”
Sitaram Yechury compared the incident to what happened during the time of Emergency. He said, “What is happening in JNU? Police on campus, arrests and picking up students from hostels. This last happened during Emergency.”
There were protests on the campus for the realizing of the arrested president.