Students’ protest escalate at JNU, cries grow louder for Kanhaiya Kumar’s release

New Delhi, Feb.16 (ANI): The students of the Jawarharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday continued with their protest over a demand for the release of students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been booked on charges of sedition.

Thousands of students joined protests, effectively paralysing the prestigious JNU, after Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on Friday following a demonstration that authorities have called as ‘anti-Indian’.

Meanwhile, journalists from different organisations today marched to the Supreme Court in protest against the mob violence outside the Patiala House court where lawyers and politicians were seen beating up scribes and students.

Marching from the Press Club here, the journalists chanted slogans against Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi.

Journalists and students bore the brunt of the violence yesterday outside the Patiala House court as attacks began when JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar was to be produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Loveleen.

Meanwhile, BJP MLA O.P. Sharma, who was yesterday seen thrashing Communist Party of India (CPI) minority wing leader Ameeq Jamei outside a Delhi court, stirred a fresh controversy on Tuesday and said that all those who have no respect for the nation and are ‘anti-national’ can go and live in Pakistan.

A Delhi court yesterday extended Kanhaiya’s custody for two more days.

The JNU student union leader was arrested last week on charges of sedition for allegedly participating in an event on the campus to mark the anniversary of the execution of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, in which anti-India slogans were raised. (ANI)

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