On February 9, during a solidarity march for executed terrorist Afzal Guru, anti-India slogans were raised inside the JNU campus.
Now the Gandhinagar-based Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) has confirmed that videos containing the footage of those anti-national slogans are authentic.
The CFSL inspected four videos and submitted its final report to the special cell of the Delhi Police.
In the videos students can be heard chanting “Tum kitne Afzal maroge, ghar-ghar se Afzal niklenge”.
The videos captured on mobile phones were obtained by the police from the students of JNU. It is expected that the police will call those students who they are able to identify in the videos.
Previously, the Delhi government had sent seven videos to the Truth Labs in Hyderabad of which two were found to have been tampered with.
Supporters of anti-national students at JNU had at the time criticized the nationalistic side and the Centre on the basis of the Truth Labs report.
On February 9, commemorating the third year of Afzal Guru’s hanging, some JNU students led a march hailing the terrorist as a martyr and condemning the government action against him. Guru was convicted for the December 13, 2001 Parliament attack.
A poster calling for the solidarity march for terrorist Afzal Guru and separatists of Kashmir. FinalReport
Slogans such as “Pakistan Zindabad”, “Kashmir ki azaadi tak, jung rahegi-jung rahegi” and “Bharat ki barbaadi tak, jung rahegi-jung rahegi” were raised during the march.
It triggered a debate over nationalism and a call for government intervention in colleges and educational institutes.
The Delhi police arrested Leftist JNU student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya and booked them under sedition charges.
The Delhi High Court later granted them bail. The JNU administration, however, rusticated Khalid and Bhattacharya for different terms besides imposing a fine of Rs.10,000 on Kanhaiya Kumar.