New report silent on Kanhaiya's role

Last Updated 19 February 2016, 19:02 IST

The Delhi Police have prepared another report with more details of the controversial event held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on February 9, but the report is silent on student leader Kanhaiya Kumar’s role.

While the FIR mentions names of three students, the new report includes 12 names and the “anti-national” slogans raised during the event.

The report states that the Special Branch noticed a poster in the campus on February 9, urging students to participate in a “cultural evening” at 5 pm.

The poster read: “We invite you to join us in protest, in rage against the occupation and in solidarity with the valiant people of Kashmir.”

Names of 10 students were mentioned in the poster, but Kumar’s name was not there in the list.

“The Democratic Student’s Union (DSU) and other Left-supported student organisations were trying to do some unwanted activity in JNU in the garb of a cultural evening,” the report stated.

But the report also mentions that the varsity denied permission for the event after the police apprised vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar and other authorities on the situation.

However, 80 to 100 DSU students, under Khalid’s leadership, started to gather near Sabarmati dhaba at around 5 pm. They were carrying equipment to show a documentary film on Kashmir.

They soon started to shout slogans and sang songs praising 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front co-founder Maqbool Bhat, according to the report.

Participants were shouting: “Bharat ki barbadi tak jang rahegi, jang rahegi...Kashmir ki azadi tak jang rahegi, jang rahegi..India go back...Hum lekar rahenge azadi, azadi azadi...Pakistan zindabad...Kitne Afzal maroge, ghar ghar se Afzal niklega.”

“From reliable sources it is learnt that students who were present in this protest included Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid,” the report further stated. 

(Published 19 February 2016, 19:02 IST)

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