JNU to JU: Centre demands probe into 'anti-India' protest in varsity

Students of Kolkata's Jadavpur University had marched yesterday against Afzal Guru hanging.

Kolkata: A day after protests and pro-Afzal Guru sloganeering in Kolkata’s Jadavpur University, the Ministry of Home Affairs asked the West Bengal government to submit a report on the alleged anti-India rally.

In a communication, the Home Ministry told the West Bengal government to send a report detailing the circumstances leading to the students protests, their acts and the issues raised during the march, official sources said.

On Tuesday, slogans in favour of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru were raised in a rally organised by Jadavpur University students to express solidarity with their Jawaharlal Nehru University counterparts agitating against the arrest of their leader Kanhaiya Kumar for alleged sedition.

"Geelani bole azaadi, Afzal bole azaadi, jo tum na doge azaadi, toh chheen ke lenge azadi! (Geelani and Afzal demanded freedom. If freedom is denied, we will snatch it!)," shouted JU students during their march inside the campus Tuesday evening.

Students also raised anti-Modi slogans like "Modi ka Hindutva nahin sahenge, Modi ke Brahmangiri nahin sahenge."

Slogans were also raised in favour of Ishrat Jahan, who was gunned down by cops in an alleged fake encounter in Gujarat in June 2004.

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Other slogans like "Freedom from RSS, freedom from Modi government", "Jab Kashmir ne maangi azadi, Manipur bhi boli azadi" were also raised.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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