“If a Pakistani fan of Virat Kohli can be declared an anti-national by that country for waiving an Indian flag, why are people who shout anti-India slogans treated with kid gloves. The government has to take firm steps.”“More than Pakistani terrorists, democracy and freedom is strangulating the country,” the ruling ally said.
“Similar attacks on critical dissent and university spaces are being attempted and resisted across the world. An open, tolerant, and democratic society is inextricably linked to critical thought and expression cultivated by universities in India and abroad.”On the other side, SAR Geelani, former lecturer of Delhi University, has also been booked for sedition for allegedly organising an event at the Press Club of India to mark the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. A senior police official said that Geelani has been detained and he is being questioned at the Parliament Street police station after suo motu action based on media clips of the alleged incident.
Please join march at noon from Press Club to Supreme Court: ‘Patriots’ who attacked media must be punished.— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) February 16, 2016
More than 800 journalists sign memo protesting against attack; handed to SC registrar; will be heard in SC tomw— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) February 16, 2016
A handful of us finally allowed past police barricade into court. We have submitted petition signed by hundreds pic.twitter.com/7P1LyWjznZ— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) February 16, 2016
At moment we’ve been stopped behind a police barricade. We are fighting to march peacefully to Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/FUaQ303tiJ— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) February 16, 2016
The best part of JNU is Ganga Dhabha. The rest is not to be taken seriously.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) February 14, 2016
Every dog that barks need not be arrested. What they did was wrong, but sedition charges bit too much #JNU — Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) February 16, 2016
Making anti-India slogans was a mistake. Full blown police crackdown bigger mistake. Using that to hurt budget session, the biggest mistake.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) February 16, 2016
Modi hate can blind you to the point that you can even tacitly support anti-India protestors. — Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) February 16, 2016
On February 16, JNU teachers joined the students in boycotting classes in protest against arrest of its student union leader in a sedition case.
If JNU management had kept their students in check,this day would not have come. Trying to be cool-alternative-lefties, they’re loonies now.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) February 16, 2016