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Nation Politics 01 Mar 2016 JNUSU Vice President ...

JNUSU Vice President Shehla Rashid receives yet another hate letter

Published Mar 1, 2016, 9:13 am IST
Updated Mar 1, 2016, 9:13 am IST
Shehla had earlier received a similar hate letter for opposing Baba Ramdev’s visit to the campus.
JNUSU Vice President Shehla Rashid addresses a press conference (Photo: PTI)
 JNUSU Vice President Shehla Rashid addresses a press conference (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: JNU Students Union Vice President Shehla Rashid Shora who had earlier received a hate letter for opposing Ramdev's visit to the university has now received a similar communication over her agitation against imposing of sedition charge on few students.

Shehla who is leading a movement against arrest of student union president Kanhaiya Kumar over an event against hanging of Afzal Guru, is planning to approach the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) to complain against the hate letter.


The letter received from an anonymous sender at JNUSU office is full of abuses and targets Shehla as an "anti-national" for supporting those accused of sedition. The communication also mentions political leaders Sitaram Yechury and Rahul Gandhi in the same "category" for having visited the campus to express solidarity with students.

"This is the second time I have received such a blasphemous letter which is an insult of mine not only as a JNU student but also as a women. Last time I had approached the National Commission for Women (NCW) over the same and have not heard from them about my complaint for over a month," Shehla said.

"I will now approach Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) about the letter. This is the best thing the right-wing opponents can come up with," she added.

Shehla had last month approached NCW saying she had opposed the invite to Yoga Guru Ramdev to be a keynote speaker in an academic conference at JNU and in return, she had received a letter "hurling abuses" at her.

Jawaharlal Nehru University is caught in a row over an event on the campus to commemorate the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, where "anti-national" slogans were allegedly raised.

The varsity's students union president Kanhaiya Kumar is in judicial custody in a sedition case in connection with the February 9 event. Two other students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya are in police custody in the same case.