Following security reasons cited by the Pune police, the venue for Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) President Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech has been changed from the Rashtra Seva Dal premises on Sinhagad road to the Balgandharva Auditorium.
Kanhaiya is coming to Pune on April 24. Various students and youth organisations in the city have come together under the banner of “Purogami Vidyarthi Yuvak Sangharsh Samiti, Pune” to invite Kanhaiya for the “Rohit Act and Samvidhan Parishad”, to be held at the Balgandharva Auditorium around 5 pm.
Also, Kanhaiya is likely to visit the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in the city. Security arrangements are being made by the Pune police to maintain law and order in the city during the program. The police have issued notices to the persons who might try to oppose Kanhaiya.
Members of the Purogami Vidyarthi Yuvak Sangharsh Samiti had said that if anybody tried to do anything to disrupt Kanhaiya’s speech, they would tackle them in a “tit for tat” manner.
Meanwhile, Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS) has demanded a ban on Kanhaiya’s visit to Pune and other parts of the state. In a press conference today, HJS members said that Kanhaiya has supported an alleged “anti-national” program in JNU in which a terrorist like Afzal Guru was glorified.