Kanhaiya to Pitch for Umar and Anirban’s Release


Kanhaiya Kumar, the JNUSU President who has been released from Tihar Jail last week, has said that he will lead the movement demanding release of two other students who are still in judicial custody in a sedition case.

“Though I have got bail in the case despite both the government and police trying their best to delay it as far as they can but our fight is not over yet. Umar and Anirban are yet to be released. I will now lead the ongoing student movement,” Kanhaiya said.

He added that, though the primary focus is to get his friends released, he is sure that the adoption of the ideology of raising voice will make the trips to prison a frequent thing.

On Monday, the JNU Students Union led by Kanhaiya has called a council meeting to discuss the “onslaught on JNU” and finalize their future course of action.

The University is caught in a row over an event on the campus to commemorate the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, where “anti-national” slogans were allegedly raised.¬†While Kanhaiya spent 18 days in jail, two other students — Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya are also in judicial custody in a sedition case over the event.