Former Navy chief backs JNU students in the sedition row
Former Navy chief Admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas said on Saturday the slapping of sedition charges on students was ridiculous and there was no room for the law in a democracy, throwing his weight behind the JNU protesters.
“I highly doubt these videos doing the rounds as many have turned out to be doctored. Agencies need to first find out who raised those slogans. It’s ridiculous to book random students for sedition. There is no room for sedition in our democratic country. This law needs to be abolished,” Ramdas said, while addressing students at JNU on the topic “Demilitarizing nationalism: anti-war perspectives on patriotism”.
The former navy chief was not the only veteran at the university on Saturday. The campus became a battlefield of ideas with a lecture on “Nationalism: straight from the battlefield” organised by ABVP members concurrent with the protesting students’ event where Ramdas spoke.
Ramdas, also a former internal Lokpal of the Aam Aadmi Party, said human security was national security.
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