Rahul Gandhi backs JNU students, question govt.’s anti-national stand

New Delhi, Feb. 13 (ANI): Amid the ongoing controversy following the arrest of JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kumar, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in a veiled attack on the BJP alleged that most anti-national people are those suppressing the voice of students.

“The voice of people is most important, a youngster expressed himself and the government says he is an anti-national. The most anti-national people are the people who are suppressing the voice of this institution,” Gandhi said while addressing the students who gathered to protest arrest of JNUSU president.

Gandhi further lambasted the Centre over JNUSU president arrest, saying it is terrified of people raising their voices.

Reacting to black flags shown to him during his visit to JNU, Gandhi said he feels proud that people in the country have the right to show black flag to him.

Gandhi also said that the Centre does not understand that by crushing the students it is making them stronger.

The Congress vice president was earlier shown black flags during his visit on the varsity to meet students protesting for the release of Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

The protestors also raised slogan of “Rahul Gandhi go back” in the varsity.

Besides Rahul, several leaders of the Congress and the Left parties, including deputy leader of Rajya Sabha, Anand Sharma, CPI politburo member Sitaram Yechury, D. Raja, also gathered on the JNU campus.

Scores of students have been demanding the release of Kumar, who was sent to a three-day police custody yesterday. (ANI)

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