Teach­ers & stu­dents at var­sity ques­tion tim­ing of chargesheet

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY | JNU CHARGESHEET - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

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.

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