PIL Against Kanhaiya’s Army Remark


New Delhi: Speaking at a student’s gathering on International Women’s Day, Kanhaiya alleged that the Indian Army personnel have committed atrocities against women in Jammu and Kashmir. In this regard PIL was filed against Kanhaiya in Delhi High court.

 A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court against Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar seeking an Intelligence Bureau (IB) probe in the February 9 incident where ‘anti-national’ slogans were allegedly raised in the campus.

In the petition, the petitioner demanded an SIT probe stating that Kanhaiya’s speech on the Indian Army falls under ‘sedition’.

“No matter how much you try to stop us, we will speak up against human rights violations. We will raise our voice against AFSPA. While we have a lot of respect for our soldiers, we will still talk about the fact that in Kashmir women are raped by security personnel,” Kanhaiya said on March 8.

The petition er alleged that Kanhaiya had violated the terms and conditions on which he was granted a six-month interim bail by the court. Last week, the JNU had revoked the suspension of eight students after the high-level probe panel submitted its report on the February 9 incident.

Besides Kanhaiya Kumar, the eight suspended students include Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Ashutosh, Rama Naga, Anant Kumar, Shweta Raj and Aishwarya Adhikari.

They were suspended on February 12 for their alleged involvement in organising an event to protest the hanging of the parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on his third death anniversary.