Kejriwal writes to PM Modi: Wrong to brand JNU as a ‘centre of terrorists’

Arvind Kejriwal, who today also met Union Home Rajnath Singh over the issue, asked the PM to direct the police to take action against BJP MLA OP Sharma.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: February 16, 2016 10:25 pm
JNU row, narendra modi, arvind kejriwal, kejriwal modi, modi kejriwal, jnu Arvind Kejriwal, who today also met Union Home Rajanth Singh over the issue, asked the PM to direct the police to take action against BJP MLA OP Sharma.

Amid the escalating row over the arrest of JNU students union leader in a sedition case, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it was completely wrong to brand the varisty as a “centre of terrorists” and demanded immediate release of “innocents” arrested in the case.

Kejriwal, who today also met Union Home Rajanth Singh over the issue, asked the PM to direct the police to take action against BJP MLA OP Sharma and those involved in attacking students and journalists within and outside the Patiala House court premises yesterday.

In his letter, Kejriwal said,”It is not correct to convert nationalism into a device for creating a fear psychosis by using constitutional institutions to run them according to whims and fancies.

“It is extremely dangerous that the JNU incident is being portrayed to show this institution as a terrorist centre.”

Kejriwal asked the PM to break his silence on the incident.

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“I request you with folded hands to urgently stop this fire from spreading any further. People are waiting with desperation for you to break your silence and intervene to bring the situation under control,” he said. He said “innocents” arrested in the JNU incident should be immediately released and real culprits identified and dealt with severely in accordance with law.

In his letter, he said political interference in JNU and other academic institutions should be stopped immediately and left be to managed by the academicians.

Terming as “highly disturbing” the yesterday’s attack on students teachers and journalists, Kejriwal demanded strict action against Sharma who was seen attacking a CPI activist outside the court premises.

Journalists, students and teachers of JNU were beaten up allegedly by groups of lawyers in Patiala House court complex where JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was to be produced before a metropolitan magistrate for remand proceedings.

“If such shameful incidents take place inside the court premises, where will the citizens be safe? Front pages of almost all newspapers today have published the photograph of BJP MLA OP Sharma beating up a youth in full public view outside the court premises.

“Immediate action should be taken against lumpen and anarchist elements such as Sharma to give a clear signal that such kind of activities will not be tolerated,” he added.

Kejriwal said he feels if PM calls Sharma once and scolds him, he will not dare to repeat his actions again in life, and added that if that is not done, such elements will feel they have the complete support of the central government.

“In case you (PM) take these steps, I am fully confident that the entire country will appreciate it and all political parties will cooperate with you on this issue,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Sharma had claimed a group of people had hit him and that his action as “natural”.

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First Published on: February 16, 2016 10:05 pm
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    Abhinav Gour
    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:25 pm
    According to khujliwal, asking for division of india, praising a terrorist who killed many indians and shouting for india ki barbadi is freedom of expression. I pity the say when this was made the cm of delhi
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      andy
      Feb 16, 2016 at 6:21 pm
      arvind you are camparing yourself with modiji. kah raja bhoj kha gangu thalia.
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        andy
        Feb 18, 2016 at 2:03 am
        arvind you lied to people at the time of election. you said you will bring all the money from vwg scam and send sheila dixit to jail now she is your close friend. what kind of deak you made with her
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          Balu Raju
          Feb 16, 2016 at 8:47 pm
          LOLZ this guy is doing everything except work.... how on earth did delhi elect this joker ???
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            Bijan Mohanty
            Feb 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm
            After such incidents, we are not trusting RSS and BJP and ABVP.
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              Bijan Mohanty
              Feb 21, 2016 at 4:53 pm
              Kejriwal , you are great. The true voice of Independent India after more than 60 years.
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                d sahu
                Feb 17, 2016 at 7:45 am
                kejriwal wants to make his presence felt.rubbish!
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                  George Cruz
                  Feb 16, 2016 at 7:40 pm
                  Kejriwal is not a leader, not a team player, and overall a total in spite of possessing degree from the IIT. The dreaded AAP party in Delhi is comprises mainly of criminal/corrupt MLAs who are out there to lot the Indian tax payers money and NOT TO HELP the poor of Delhi who voted for them.
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                    karan
                    Feb 17, 2016 at 1:14 pm
                    JNU students are abig shame ..they should be sent to SYRIA ,AFGANISTAn etc countries than will value INDIA
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                      Shourya
                      Feb 16, 2016 at 5:37 pm
                      This fellow is born to create divide. Kejriwal is the biggest threat in India right now.
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                        madan gupta
                        Feb 17, 2016 at 3:42 am
                        यह है, इस के बाप का पता नहीं.
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                          Mango Man
                          Feb 17, 2016 at 5:21 am
                          Kachadawal has no work to do?
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                            Rajiv Pande
                            Feb 16, 2016 at 6:03 pm
                            Kejriwal thinks that by attacking the PM he will get some of the stature of PM Modi. Kejriwal can never be even close to PM Modi.
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                              g
                              Feb 16, 2016 at 4:56 pm
                              Hiring JNU graduates will be risky. They are too radical for any company or any organization.
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                                Mukherjee
                                Feb 17, 2016 at 8:33 am
                                Now Kejri who instinctively took side with the anti national element even before all the facts of the case were available is trying to advise HM and PM. Congress also accused Kejri of tying up with Khalistan elements in Punjab election. Apparently Kejri has no portfolio to handle, lot of free time and natural tendency to poke into others affairs. Delhi citizen please keep this demented CM away from interference into central governance.
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                                  KRS
                                  Feb 16, 2016 at 5:53 pm
                                  Dear CM It is not Shri Modi ... Media is making JNU as an antinational Kendra. IT is your Print and Visual media made enough negative news on news on JNU... from Thousands of KMs away... Indians feel... it is not Shri Modi but Media and section of Civil society and mean-minded politicians create such an impression.
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                                    Rajdeep Mukhopadhyay
                                    Feb 16, 2016 at 10:27 pm
                                    The comments are hilarious! :D Anyway I find the letter points out correctly that Modi needs to speak up on this issue. Before he is a BJP member he is Prime Minister of India after all..
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                                      Ram
                                      Feb 16, 2016 at 6:07 pm
                                      JNU is a central university, Delhi law and order is directly under union govt. and Kejirwal has nothing to do with what terr0r!sts did inside JNU campus, just like his other counterparts be CM of Pudicheri or Mayors of Mumbai, Chennai or Kolkatta if he prefers to be in comparable company! Let teh central government, NIA and Delhi police deal with ISI agents in JNU and other academic places who are creating sleeper cells using Indian freedom of speech, ociation etc. In fact the union govt should investigate terr0r/ISI links of Rahul, Yechuri, NiNitesh and AAP gangs! Why media is highlighting every word this clown utters for publicity? Even the Arab/ISI ffunding to NDTV, IE, Rajdeep etc. should be investigated.
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                                        smdrao
                                        Feb 16, 2016 at 5:33 pm
                                        This innocent man has been elected as a MLA I wonder by whom. He should do his homework first to make any comment. The entire world knows how innocent people are being manited and kept without being educated so that they could be further manited. Most Muslims are against these separatists. For that matter any educated one would be. If you travel in the Kashmir region itself most people are against them but do not say so openly for fear of life. Le Kejariwal go and say Jai Hind in stan and see where he wil be.
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                                          soni
                                          Feb 17, 2016 at 8:37 am
                                          JNU was one of the finest insution in our times.Here came our leaders and bed it as terrorist hub.So poor to recover from such education system,specially under BJP-RSS ideology or should we call dictatorship!
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                                            N Mahesh
                                            Feb 19, 2016 at 11:48 am
                                            After such incidence we can not trust such insutions and its teaching faculty like Afzal . Do not blame BJP RSS for that. One should be responsible for ones act.
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