Teachers & students at varsity question timing of chargesheet
New Delhi: Teachers and students of Jawaharlal Nehru University reacted sharply to the filing of chargesheet in the February 9, 2016, incident. Most questioned the timing of the chargesheet just a few months ahead of the election.
Ajay Patnaik, who was JNUTA president in 2016, mocked the police. “The fact that they took three years to file a chargesheet in a case as serious as sedition shows how serious the police have been with the case,” he said.
JNUSU president N Sai Balaji said, “The submission of the chargesheet after a hiatus of three years is a clear case of vendetta and well-plan- ned instruction from the Prime Minister’s Office to whip up a frenzy and browbeat those who have emerged as critical voices to the PM and exposed the BJP government’s utter failure in running this country.”
But members of RSS-backed ABVP, called it their “victory”. “It is the victory of the facts which were put in front of everyone by ABVP. Moreover it is a tight slap to Congress and all other political people supporting them like Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal. We believe in the judiciary and wish that it will act hard on those who attacked the pride and dignity of this nation by shouting ‘Bharat tere tukde honge’,” said Saurav Sharma of ABVP who was JNUSU general secretary in 2016.