Addressing a protest rally organised by students, teachers and activists over the JNU sedition row and Hyderabad university scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Narendra Modi-led government “seems to be at war with the students of the country”.
Hundreds of students, including those from the Jawaharlal Nehru University joined the solidarity rally organized by Dalit and students’ activist from Ambedkar Bhawan to Jantar Mantar.
“They (students) have the right to speak. We have right to raise our voice against anything which is wrong. Everyone has the right to ask questions, and answers should be given,” Kejriwal said.
The Aam Aadmi Party leader charged central ministers with “driving Vemula to suicide”.
He also said:
“If students get together, they’ll shake your chair in such a manner that you won’t forget. Same youth that made him PM are standing against him today.”
Before he addressed the gathering, Kejriwal had on Twitter announced his intentions of attacking Modi government:
Kejriwal also said that the Centre is harassing ideological opponents by under the garb of nationalism:
“They will beat people, put them in jails, their men will rape women, and the reason for this would be nationalism.”