Kanhaiya Kumar, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president who is out on bail in a sedition case, has triggered another controversy by his remarks on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP’s youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha or BJYM, has filed a police complaint against Kanhaiya for his latest “anti-national” statement.
Speaking at a student’s gathering on International Women’s Day, Kanhaiya alleged that the Indian Army personnel have committed atrocities against women in Jammu and Kashmir.
“No matter how much you try to stop us, we will speak up against human rights violations. We will raise our voice against AFSPA. While we have a lot of respect for our soldiers, we will still talk about the fact that in Kashmir women are raped by security personnel,” Kanhaiya said on Tuesday.
The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha had filed a complaint in the Vasant Vihar Police Station against Kanhaiya and JNU professor Nivedita Menon, saying they have made ‘anti-national’ statements in the aftermath of February 9 event in the JNU campus.