Mumbai: Peace march at Juhu Beach over JNU row

A group of Mumbai's citizens participated in a peace march at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Juhu Beach. 

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JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on sedition charges for allegedly raising anti India slogans in a student rally against the 2013 hanging of Mohammed Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri separatist convicted over the 2001 Indian Parliament attack.

Kanhaiya was bailed on 2nd March 2016. After his return to the JNU campus post his release the 29-year-old addressed students in a speech where he thanked all who stood by him while he was in Tihar jail. Kumar said the struggle of peace loving and progressive sections of the society in the wake of the JNU row and Rohith Vemula suicide will be a long fight.

He also took a dig at Modi on his 2014 pre-poll promise to deposit Rs 15 lakh in everyone's bank account from the black money which will be brought back by his government if he comes to power.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar spoke in Kanhaiya Kumar's support.

As part of efforts to provide foolproof security to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, Delhi Police has asked University authorities to inform them about the student leader’s movements outside the campus and nature of his visits.

Kuldeep Varshnay, a BJP Yuva Morcha leader, who had announced a reward of R5 lakh for cutting off JNU Students union leader Kanhaiya Kumar’s tongue, was on Saturday expelled from primary membership of the party for six years.

  • Chandan06-Mar-2016

    Kanhaiya is against the economical imbalance in the society (CPI appointed). In his interview with Rajdeep Sardesai, he spoke of his disappointment about different schools for kids with different economical background. These "elite" class are rallying in support of a person who would (in case successful) will take off the wealth of these 'rallying elite class" people. Wish you rally organiser

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