JNU row: 15-year-old challenges Kanhaiya Kumar to open debate

The teenager backed the PM and questioned why wasn’t JNU under scanner

Ludhiana: A 15-year-old girl, who was awarded for her contribution to ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, yesterday criticised Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who got bail three weeks after being arrested on sedition charges, and challenged him for an open debate on freedom of expression.

Jhanvi Behal. Pic/ANI Twitter (right) JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar. Pic/PTI
Jhanvi Behal. Pic/ANI Twitter (right) JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar. Pic/PTI

“What Kanhaiya ji said about Prime Minister Modi wasn’t appreciable at all. Instead of criticising the Prime Minister, he should have said something on those who raised anti-national slogans in the campus,” said teenager Jhanvi Behal.

“There have been reports
of anti-India slogans being raised in Jawaharlal Nehru University. I want to ask him as to why there is no check in the university, but on the contrary he is criticising Prime Minister Modi,” she added.

Jhanvi has raised several public issues in the past, including the matter of road blockage of various organizations which she had taken to the court. Recently, she had filed a writ petition in the high courts of Punjab and Haryana against adult movies and pornographic content on social networking websites.

Cases against three TV channels
The Delhi government has decided to file criminal cases against three TV news channels on the basis of a magisterial probe which concluded they aired allegedly doctored videos of a controversial event at the JNU involving its students union president Kanhaiya Kumar. Sources said the government’s legal team has been ordered to initiate action against the three channels whose names were not mentioned in the report by the New Delhi District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar.

Man who offered Rs 11 lakh for Kanhaiya’s head arrested
Delhi Police yesterday arrested Adarsh Sharma, the man who claims to be president of Purvanchal Sena which had announced through posters a reward of Rs 11 lakh for anyone who “shoots” Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar. “Sharma has been arrested under charges of defacement of public property, abetment of offence punishable with imprisonment, public mischief, criminal intimidation and forgery,” a senior police official said.

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