Yechury, Raja allege JNU chancellor acting on government’s orders
New Delhi: Amid the raging JNU row, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday asserted that no innocent will be harassed but the guilty “will not be spared” as Left leaders met him questioning the police action against students including arrest of JNUSU leader.
ABVP activists protest against an event at JNU supporting Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in New Delhi. Pic/PTI
“No question of harassment of students. But the guilty will not be spared,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here. The Home Minister’s statement came after a delegation of Left and JD (U) leaders met him demanding release of president of JNU students union Kanhaiya Kumar who was arrested on Friday on charges of sedition in connection with an event organised on the campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Kanhaiya is a member of CPI’s student wing All India Student Federation (AISF). Singh had on Friday warned of “strongest possible” action against those involved in raising anti-India slogans at an event in JNU campus here, saying such activities will not be tolerated.
After meeting the Home Minister, CPI general secretary Sitaram Yechury, who was joined by CPI National Secretary D Raja and JD(U) spokesperson KC Tyagi, alleged that the new Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University was acting on the instructions of the government and allowed the police to go ahead with a “crackdown”. “This is happening across all universities that VCs are being removed and the government is appointing persons who are then acting on their instructions,” Yechury said.
'Modi using police to terrorise everyone'
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using police to “terrorise everyone” even as he asserted that anti-national activities should not be tolerated under any circumstance.s His party, AAP, also attacked the Delhi Police accusing it of using “dictatorial” measures to “harass” JNU students and professors. He has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.