Tag: JNU

Rahul Visited JNU,Supported Agitation &Accused NDA of Suppressing Voice

[New Delhi] Rahul Visited JNU,Voiced Solidarity With Agitating Students And Accused NDA of Suppressing Students Voice. ABVP Activists Showed Black Flags
Rahul Gandhi accused NDA government of “suppressing” students’ voice as he visited the JNU campus On 13th Feb to express solidarity with them, a day after the arrest of its students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case.
The Congress Vice President, who had yesterday accused the Modi government of “bullying” the institution, scaled up the attack saying “most anti-national are people, who are suppressing the voice of students in this institution”.
Accompanied by Delhi PCC chief and former Union minister Anand Sharma, Rahul interacted with the agitating students and lauded the university for representing free voice.
Drawing parallel between the actions against students in JNU and events leading to the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad University, he said the question is why a student is “not allowed to say what he believes in”.
Noting that India is progressing because more and more people are raising their voice, Rahul said that everybody has a right to disagree.
In his speech marked by frequent disruptions, Rahul said that he will be happy to see even people from RSS and BJP express their opinion.
Training his guns on the government, he said, “They will not understand that in crushing you, they are making you stronger.”
His visit was opposed by members of ABVP, who waved black flags when he spoke. Taking note of it, he said, “People who showed black flags on my face, I feel proud that in my country they have the right to show black flags

Press Club Expels Its Member Ali Javed In Afzal Guru Incident

[New Delhi]Press Club Expels Its Member Ali Javed In Afzal Guru Incident
The Press Club of India today expelled its member Ali Javed, He booked PCI conference hall where slogans were raised hailing Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru This function was attended by former Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani.
Geelani was booked on sedition charges in connection with the December 10 incident.The Press Club of India (PCI) has also constituted a three-member committee to review the booking policy and rules of its hall to ensure that such incident do not happen again.
The PCI also distanced itself from the event on Guru on its premises and clarified that it was in no way responsible for the incident.
PCI had yesterday yesterday issued a show-cause notice to the DU Professor, who had booked the conference hall for the event on Wednesday.
Javed, however, had distanced himself from the event, saying he does not “approve” of the sloganeering and that in any case he “was not one of the organisers”.
The action against Geelani, who was acquitted in the Parliament attack case, comes even as Delhi Police yesterday registered a case of sedition in connection with a Tuesday event at JNU campus here against the hanging of Guru following complaints by BJP MP Maheish Girri and ABVP.