Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah, had criticized the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) for holding an open meeting to discuss Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in the varsity premises.
He told students to discuss such sensitive issues among themselves and not make it a public affair.
“Why make it public? If you think it was wrong then discuss among yourself. It is not right to discuss it openly,” he said.
Abdullah further slammed the JNU Vice- Chancellor for not handling the incident himself and allowing the police to enter the campus.
“Beginning (of JNU row) itself was wrong. If the VC had taken note of this and not called the police, then he could have handled the situation. Now, that the issue has caught fire, it is spreading across the country. I am unable to understand one thing, what was the need for them to bring Afzal Guru in this. Whoever did it was wrong. He brought disgrace to the institute.”
In the on-going ‘anti-national’ row, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury are amongst other people have also been booked on sedition charges, said police. The action has been taken on a complaint filed by the lawyer Janardhan Goud.
An FIR was registered against Rahul, Kejriwal, Yechury, Congress leaders Anand Sharma and Ajay Maken, CPI leader D Raja, JD(U) Spokesperson KC Tyagi, JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and JNU research scholar Umar Khalid on the order of a court in Hyderabad.