A mid an uproar by non-BJP parties over the arrest of JNU students Union president in a sedition case, Union Minister Ananth Kumar on Saturday said the government will take strict action against “anti-nationals.” Reports have also emerged that earlier today, seven more students had been arrested and were questioned at the Parliament Street Police Station and later released. Congress Vice President will be visiting the JNU campus later today.
“The protest at JNU is anti-national and it amounts to betrayal to the country and should be dealt with strictly. Anyone who raises slogans in favour of Afzal Guru and other terrorists, strict action will be initiated against them,” Kumar, the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.
JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested in a sedition case over an event held at the varsity campus against the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, drawing flak from the Left and Congress which dubbed it an “Emergency-like” situation and called it “curbing” students voice.
On the killing of BJP Bihar vice president Visheshwar Ojha yesterday, he said since Nitish Kumar came back to power in alliance with Lalu Prasads RJD, “jungle raj” has returned to the state with a spurt in incidents of murders and kidnapping.