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JNU row: Day before attack, Patiala House bar members invited to teach ‘anti-nationals’ a lesson

The lawyers, shouting anti-JNU slogans, objected to the presence of JNU faculty members present inside the courtroom and demanded that they be removed.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 16, 2016 12:04:21 am
patiala court attack, lawyers patiala court attack, patiala court jnu, The lawyers, shouting anti-JNU slogans, objected to the presence of JNU faculty members present inside the courtroom and demanded that they be removed. (file photo)

A day before around 40 lawyers assaulted media personnel and Jawaharal Nehru University students ahead of JNSU president being presented before court, a few members of the Patiala House court bar association reportedly received a WhatsApp message requesting them to be present at the court on Monday morning for “peacefully” teaching “anti-nationals a lesson as per law”.

“All of you are welcome at the Patiala House court on Monday morning. Peacefully, we will teach these anti-nationals a lesson as per the law. The conspiracy of breaking the unity of the country that they have hatched at the Ganga dhaba, we will demolish that at the Patiala House court, and we will show what it takes to be a patriot,” read the message.

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Capture A screenshot of the WhatsApp message in Hindi.

The lawyers, shouting anti-JNU slogans, on Monday objected to the presence of JNU faculty members present inside the courtroom and demanded that they be removed. The lawyers then forcibly tried to move the faculty members before police personnel stepped in and requested them to leave. The lawyers also asked media personnel covering the case to leave.

Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar was due to be presented on Monday after he was arrested and charged with sedition by the Delhi Police last Friday. He was then sent to three-day police custody.

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