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Case registered against Kanhaiya in Kanpur court over remarks on Army men in Kashmir

"While we have a lot of respect for our soldiers, we will still talk about the fact that in Kashmir women are raped by security personnel," Kanhaiya had said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 10, 2016 7:57 pm
Kanhaiya, Kanhaiya Kumar army, Kanhaiya kashmir women, Kanhaiya women rape, Kanhaiya rape remark JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A case has been registered against JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Thursday in a Kanpur civil court over his remarks against Army personnel in Kashmir.

While addressing students at a women’s day march on Wednesday, Kanhaiya Kumar had said, “No matter how much you try to stop us, we will speak up against human rights violations. We will raise our voice against AFSPA. While we have a lot of respect for our soldiers, we will still talk about the fact that in Kashmir women are raped by security personnel.”

“During war in Rwanda 1000 women were raped. In Africa during the ethnic conflict, when military attacks other group firstly their women were raped. You take example of Gujarat, women were not just killed but were raped first,” he added.

READ: In Kashmir, women are raped by security personnel: Kanhaiya Kumar

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha on Wednesday filed a complaint in Vasant Vihar police station against Kanhaiya and JNU professor Nivedita Menon saying they made “anti-national” statements in the aftermath of February 9 event.

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A senior police officer said, “We have received the complaint and the matter is being looked into. No FIR has been registered yet”. “Despite the submission of an undertaking before court, Kanhaiya has yet again addressed a gathering of students and uttered poisonous words against the Indian Army, labelling them as rapists of Kashmiri Women,” a BJYM statement said.

“JNU professor Nivedita Menon has been spewing hatred against the Indian Armed Forces in public meetings as well. She made statements like it is recognized worldwide that India is illegally occupying Kashmir,” it added. When contacted Menon, who teaches at the Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory at the School of International Studies in JNU said, ” I don’t believe anything I said was anti-national”.

Kanhaiya’s party All India Students Federation (AISF) maintained that, “he made the remarks in context of atrocities on women worldwide and not just in Kashmir. He in no way meant to demean Army or any other force and he clarified that in his speech too”.

The ABVP which had objected to the February 9 event as well, issued a statement saying, “the judge in her order also advised Kanhaiaya to not forget the contribution of those sacrificing lives on borders. His statement is an attack on Indian Army”.

Kanhaiya was arrested on February 12 in a sedition case over an event on campus against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised. He was granted an interim bail for six months by Delhi High Court last week.

(With ANI inputs)

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    Ashraf
    Mar 10, 2016 at 11:04 am
    The news never come out of our army nasty job..becuase of such harrasment people like afzalguru take birth to tke revenge from our own country...
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      Ashraf
      Mar 10, 2016 at 11:00 am
      Very true the truth must come out,ashmed on such soldiers who r doing thes nasty job..JNU is on right path n doing good job
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        Bhavya
        Mar 10, 2016 at 10:38 am
        A comment below by "murthy bharath" is a typical bjpian comment.
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          Ranganathan
          Mar 10, 2016 at 12:46 pm
          Face if KK, we are with you!
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            IML sood
            Mar 10, 2016 at 10:26 am
            Where are his supporters,Cong.,Aap,CPM!CPI,JDU,Ncp etc.who were crying that an innocent student is being hauled up due to difference of opinion.See he along with others has started abusing our brave soldiers with illogical charges.At least have some shame you shameless leaders,the honour and pride of the country is being trampled by these anti nationals.It is high time that it has to be stopped at all cost.Let court hauled them up and bail of traitors KK be revoked immediately
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