Kanhaiya Kumar said that farmers are the first producers and last consumers in India, and there is a need to share prosperity and resources equally with them.
Kanhaiya Kumar was invited to speak about his book “From Bihar to Tihar” on the first day of the festival, some people reached the venue and raised slogans against him.
JNU V-C M Jagadesh Kumar, has arrogated to himself the power to determine who is an expert in every field of study in the university, and to call only those he has named to be experts to Selection Committee meetings.
During the event, alleged “anti-national” slogans were raised. Guru was convicted of attacking the Parliament building on December 13, 2001.
Kanhaiya, Khalid and Bhattacharya were earlier arrested in a sedition case in connection with the February 9 event on the campus against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.
“I am not giving proof of my innocence. I am just exposing the false propaganda of some people. The issue of sloganeering in JNU was only raised to distract the attention from the debate after the death of Dalit researcher Rohit Vemula,” Kanhaiya Kumar said.
The Azadi Kooch was being organised to observe one year of the assault on seven members of a Dalit family at Mota Samadhiyala by a group of alleged “gau rakshaks” and public flogging of four of them in Una town.
Kanhaiya Kumar sedition charge: The Delhi Police will reportedly leave it up to the court to decide if charges need to be framed against Kanhaiya.
Kumar said an anti-BJP alliance must be based on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) that prevailed during the Congress-led UPA regime.
The VC has formed a committee to assist him in his capacity as the appellate authority to hear the appeals from students who had been found guilty, the official statement said.
“Under your regime, things have only gone from bad to worse. Youth and students elected you with high hopes,” Kanhaiya said in the letter.
On February 11, Delhi Police purportedly got the CD containing the raw footage of the event from Zee News. Police had registered the FIR into the JNU incident and arrested Kanhaiya Kumar based on footage aired on the news channel.
The raw footage of the JNU event which led to the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar, obtained from a Hindi news channel, was sent to the CBI forensic lab for examination along with camera, memory card, and other equipment.
Kanhaiya, along with JNU students, were demanding the suspension of college principal Chandrabhushan Srivastav and the ongoing examinations be cancelled and conducted afresh.
Special Commissioner of Police, Special cell, Arvind Deep said, “Jani was arrested by a team of the Special Cell under Section 41(1) of CrPC. We will hand him over to New Delhi district police.”