JNU row: Kanhaiya Kumar’s father alleges BJP, RSS ‘punishing’ son; refuses security

"We politely urged the policemen to go back as we do not require security. The entire village is with us," Kumar's father Jaishankar Singh told PTI.

By: PTI | Begusarai (bihar) | Published:February 18, 2016 10:00 pm
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JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar’s father on Thursday refused to accept security at his home here and alleged that his son was “punished” by BJP and RSS for defeating their candidate in the students’ union elections.

“We politely urged the policemen to go back as we do not require security. The entire village is with us,” Kumar’s father Jaishankar Singh told PTI.

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“Instead of us, please provide security to my son who was mercilessly beaten up by lawyers during production in the Patiala House court,” Jaishankar, who is confined to his home due to paralytic stroke two years ago, said.

A day after Kanhaiya was assaulted by lawyers in the court complex, the police deployed security at his home.

The JNUSU president’s mother Meena Devi is an Aganwadi worker, earning Rs 4,000 a month and running the household.

Jaishankar alleged that his son was “punished” by BJP and RSS for defeating their candidate in the JNU student’s union polls.

“They are out to destroy the career of my son for following a different ideology,” he alleged.

Kanhaiya’s native home is in Masnadpur Tola in Bihat village under Barauni police station, about 30 km from the town headquarters of Begusarai.

Jaishankar said the whole family and neighbours are worried about Kanhaiya and sought justice for him.

Kanhaiya’s elder brother Manikant Kumar, who works in a private firm in Assam, has rushed back home, so has his younger brother Prince Kumar, who is preparing for Civil Services examination in Delhi.

After clearing MA from Nalanda Open University in Bihar, Kanhaiya had joined JNU in 2011 to pursue an MPhil in International Studies. He is now in the final year of his PhD.

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    Babu
    Feb 18, 2016 at 10:16 pm
    Bjp even don't care about the god krishn kanahya
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      MyTake
      Feb 18, 2016 at 9:35 pm
      It has become fashionable to attack BJP and RSS just to make a statement! There is a ready made support group for this - they just change the cap to be hired by one or the other! BJP and RSS will be "good" if they just keep paying Jijya to this hooligans for their freebie ride!
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        MyTake
        Feb 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm
        Commies and Congies are the ones who have vested interests in keeping people poor. Investment in this alone can provide a fertile ground for breeding terrorists and Commies and Congis and in this order. They have failed to address this issue during their long rein and made all attempts to keep it that way.
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          MyTake
          Feb 18, 2016 at 9:44 pm
          Give him breathing space and you will get a Kim Jong Unn in future!
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            MyTake
            Feb 18, 2016 at 9:42 pm
            ("They are out to destroy the career of my son for following a different ideology,” he alleged.) It's ok to subsidize education but not politics that questions the integrity! Obviously he was keeping "study" as a side show like Many Gadnhian avatars keep hi mask with them!
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              Myrake
              Feb 18, 2016 at 6:26 pm
              Sole authority to maintain law and order is the duty of Elected Govt. They are enled to use the state machinery for this. Who are trying challenge that should be asked to explain their position and how they relate it to consutional right that they are talking about!
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                George
                Feb 18, 2016 at 5:12 pm
                As kanhaiya's father you must be ashamed to have a son who spreads hatredstead of studying which most probably he is incapable of ,he wastes tax payer's money. He should be sent home,the seat should be given to a more deserving student. As a father we can see how poor you have been in his upbringing.you can hang yourself
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                  PCKULKARNI
                  Feb 18, 2016 at 5:01 pm
                  Kanhaiya's father is very much right. Delhi police failed to protect him when he was being taken to court
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