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Kanhaiya Kumar’s comeback speech at JNU evokes massive praise

Kanhaiya Kumar was released on bail three weeks after being arrested on sedition charges

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: March 9, 2016 11:37:42 am
kanhaiya kumar, kanhaiya kumar speech, kanhaiya kumar video, JNU, JNU row, kanhaiya speech, narendra modi, BJP, ABVP, india news Kanhaiya Kumar, a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student union leader, gestures as he addresses a meet inside JNU campus in New Delhi, India, March 3, 2016. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

Kanhaiya Kumar, president of the JNU students union, delivered an impassioned speech in front of thousands of students at the university on Thursday night, shortly after being released on bail from Tihar jail. Kanhaiya was arrested on sedition charges and accused of raising anti-national slogans. But subsequent investigation found that he in fact had not raised such slogans and that the videos featuring him were in fact doctored.

Watch Video | Kanhaiya Kumar Speech At JNU Campus

In his speech, Kanhaiya spoke about the farmers who commit suicide every year and the apathy the government shows towards them. He reiterated that he does not want ‘freedom from India, but freedom in India.’ Kanhaiya’s address instantly led to huge clamour in the social media with people across the political spectrum praising his words.

Watch Video | Kanhaiya Released From Tihar Jail: What The Delhi Govt-Appointed Magisterial Probe Said

Here are some of the reactions to his speech:

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury

WATCH VIDEO: Kanhaiya Kumar’s Speech At JNU Campus After Release

Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan

Former diplomat Nirupama Rao

Director Anurag Kashyap

Actor Riteish Deshmukh

Congress leader Milind Deora

Congress leader Sanjay Jha

Former cricketer Ayaz Memon

Businessman Harsh Goenka

Poet and editor Pritish Nandy

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu

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