Students, activist celebrate

Students, activist celebrate

Students, activist celebrate

 Students protesting for the release of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar turned jubilant as news of his getting interim bail from the Delhi High Court reached them late on Wednesday evening.

The protesters, comprising students, teachers and activists, were waiting in front of police barricades near Parliament police station when the news broke.

Immediately after the announcements, some chanted slogans, while many others hugged and congratulated each other. “We at JNU had been fighting for the soul of India, we were fighting for the truth. The government has been arraigned against JNU, but the courts have ultimately told everyone who was speaking the truth,” Professor Ayesha Kidwai said.

Chanting “Comrade Kanhaiya ko Lal salaam” and singing “Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna”, many students join the celebration and danced.

However, JNUSU general secretary Rama Naga while hailing the court’s decision as “only a beginning”, called on all student parties to “devise a strategy to counter ABVP’s false propaganda”.

“This is just one decision. The struggle must continue for Anirban and Umar. At the same time, the organisation will devise a strategy towards countering ABVP’s false propaganda and the kind of politics it is engaging in,” the JNUSU leader said.

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