The Delhi AAP government of CM Arvind Kejriwal has now confirmed that it had sent video of the ongoing agitation in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to a forensic laboratory for verification. The government had on February 13 ordered a magisterial inquiry into the alleged sloganeering on campus on February 9. According to media reports, the JNU video’s audio was tampered with, and the actual video did not have any anti-national slogans.
Meanwhile , Sending the video to forensic lab was expected as the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who is in war of words with the BJP led government ever since he took over the reins of the capital. He once again during the on- going JNU row took pot shots at the Prime Minister Narendra-Modi and warned him that targetting innocent students over Afzal Guru row will prove very costly to his government at Centre.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor had took to Twitter to express his anguish . “No one supports anti-national forces. But targeting innocent students using that as an excuse will prove v costly to Modi government,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Lashing out the Modi government for “not following” the Supreme Court order for maintaining peace at Patiala House Courts, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said such a situation could lead to “dictatorship” and insisted courts be “shut down” if issues like what is anti-national are to be adjudged outside judiciary.
Reacting to attacks on media persons and JNU students and teachers in Patiala House courts complex despite the directives of the apex court to maintain order there, the Chief Minister said, “This was a message that the Centre was giving to the Supreme Court that do whatever you like, we will not follow your orders. It has given an open challenge.”
Lastly, talking to reporters after meeting President Pranab Mukherjee on the JNU row, the Chief Minister said if Supreme Court’s order is not followed, “then there will be no such thing called Constitution. Then it will be the Centre and the Prime Minister’s dictatorship. This is something very serious. There is no judiciary after that.”