New Delhi: Returning to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on his release from jail three weeks after his arrest, the university’s students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar last night said they are seeking freedom within the country and not from India, as he hurled barbs at PM Narendra Modi.

Kanhaiya Kumar addresses students at the JNU campus.
Kanhaiya Kumar addresses students at the JNU campus. Pic/PTI

Addressing students at the campus, Kumar, who has been slapped with sedition charge, said, "I have many differences with the PM but I agree with his tweet Satyameva Jayate because these words are in our Constitution," he said, as his passionate speech was punctuated by repeated cheers and raising of slogans. "We are not seeking ‘azaadi’ (freedom) from India. We want ‘azaadi’ within India," he said.

Jubilations at the JNU campus which erupted after Kumar was granted bail by the Delhi HC acquired a new momentum with the students, agitating since his arrest, taking out a march shouting slogans like ‘Jai Kanhaiya Lal ki’.