Govt ordering magisterial probe into sloganeering on campus: CM Arvind Kejriwal

In an earlier tweet, the CM said, “No anti-national activity shud be tolerated under any circumstances. Those who did it must be identified and punished.”

By: Express News Service | Delhi | Published:February 14, 2016 4:39 am
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A day after Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on charges of sedition, the Delhi government Saturday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the alleged sloganeering on campus on February 9.

CPM leader Sitaram Yechury, CPI leader D Raja and JD(U) leader K C Tyagi met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday afternoon and demanded an independent probe into the incident. Kejriwal later tweeted, “There are claims that JNU student leaders shouted anti-India slogans and counter claims that ABVP activists did it. To find truth, Del govt is directing DM to conduct an enquiry.”

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In an order issued on Saturday evening, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia stated, “It is necessary to inquire into the incident and bring out a factual report. Accordingly, it is hereby ordered that the District Magistrate, New Delhi, will inquire into the incident and submit a factual report to the government in 15 days.”

While stating that strict legal action should be taken against those raising anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans, the party objected to the “dictatorial attitude displayed by the Delhi Police to victimise and torture innocent students and teachers of JNU under the garb of this incident”. “The facts that are coming to light about this entire incident point towards a deep suspicion about the conspiratorial role played by the ABVP,” said AAP.

In an earlier tweet, the CM said, “No anti-national activity shud be tolerated under any circumstances. Those who did it must be identified and punished.”

While fielding questions from people on Twitter Saturday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia replied to a tweet asking for the Delhi government’s stand over the unrest: “Anti-national activity unacceptable, Action must be taken! But raiding girls hostel by male police is shameful. There is difference between Anti-Establishment & Anti-National, it appears Modi Govt is trying to terrorise students.”
Delhi Police Commissioner

B S Bassi, however, tweeted, “Allegations of Police personnel entering girls’ hostels of JNU are totally incorrect, malicious and mischievous.” Quoting Kejriwal’s tweet accusing the Modi government of targeting ‘innocent students’, Bassi tweeted, “No innocent shall suffer. DP is firmly committed to the RULE OF LAW & does not entertain any malice towards anyone.”

Posting a photo which claimed ABVP members shouted pro-Pakistan slogans, Water and Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra tweeted, “Jail mein daalon jisne bhi Pakistan aur Afzal Guru ke samarthan mein naaray lagaein chahe woh ABVP ka karyakarta ho ya koi bhi aur (Arrest those who shouted slogans in support of Pakistan and Afzal Guru, whether it is an ABVP worker or anyone else).”

AAP MLA from Mehrauli Naresh Yadav said, “I met students on campus and many of them told me that Kanhaiya Kumar did not shout any anti-national slogans. Students are angry. There are photos and videos clearly showing who was shouting anti-national slogans. No innocents should be punished.”

The AAP also hit out at the Centre for the alleged use of force against students. “JNU is the latest in the sequence of institutions where the voice of students is being muzzled by brute use of force by the Centre. Earlier examples of FTII and Hyderabad University are already in front of the country,” the party said, demanding the PM’s immediate intervention in the matter.

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    Sirius
    Feb 14, 2016 at 6:21 am
    The champion of 'sting', will now investigate the genuineness of 'sting' that indicts his 'friends' . If this is not political opportunism and inconsistency , what is ?
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      Achal
      Feb 14, 2016 at 5:15 am
      All allegations and no work is the hallmark of AAP. People of Delhi should punish them in next election. No stand against real anti nationals! Only one point agenda to criticize efficient governance of Modi! Vice Chancellor has called Police. Does Kapil Mishra, AAP mla from mehrauli, Manish sisodia, Mr Kejriwal unaware of this fact. Are they bigger than the office of VC. This is the rule of law, they know! AAP initiated enquiry should be condemned.
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        Achal
        Feb 14, 2016 at 5:08 am
        How can Kapil Mishra and AAP mehrauli mla know already the result of Manish sisodia judicial magistrate probe result? AAP is playing double standard. While Kapil Mishra does not eat words in naming APVP for slogans and had a voice problem in naming real culprits. God save Delhi and if he exists should really punish anti nationals in jnu and outside jnu (Kapil Mishra ) type. Tell Kapil Mishra to book a water tanker his portfolio. 1916 does not respond for more than one hour just forcing is to hear pani bachao slogan. Shame shame Kapil and Mehrauli AAP mla!
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          Anand Sudan
          Feb 14, 2016 at 3:57 am
          JNU is a central university. From where kejri got the authority to announce an inquiry in a central university. If this is the case he may oder an inquiry regarding a matter happened in Pondichery university or Benaras hinu university
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            Anand Sudan
            Feb 14, 2016 at 4:00 am
            Tax payers money is being wasted for an illegal inquiry. This may be challenged in a court of law.
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              Santanu Nandi
              Feb 14, 2016 at 2:05 am
              Great Arvind. Punish the culprit
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                Indian
                Mar 7, 2016 at 1:46 pm
                This is all Vote bank Politics by Kejriwal, shame on this pathetic guy, still trying to get advantage from the JNU students. AAP has gone down many miles to appease the minorities and get the votes.
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                  jagar
                  Feb 14, 2016 at 12:09 pm
                  JNU is not out of Delhi.District Magistrate has powers over the area.
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