POLITICS

Unruly Youth Disrupts Kanhaiya Kumar’s Meeting in Hyderabad

After HCU administration’s denial to enter the campus in Hyderabad yesterday, JNU Students’ Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar faced another tricky situation in Sundaraiah Vignan Kendram today. A youth from the audience rose up when Kanhaiya Kumar began to speak and threw a slipper at him on the stage though it missed. Kanhaiya Kumar asked the youth who asked him to ...

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Live Coverage: Kanhaiya Kumar Denied Entry at HCU

JNU Students Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who was barred from entering the campus of Hyderabad central University, on Wednesday reached the campus and the Telangana police decided not to stop him from entering the campus at the last minute, but the University administration stopped him at the gate. JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar turned the venue into an address and ...

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Wary of Kanhaiya’s Visit, HCU Shuts Gates

As Kanhaiya Kumar is visiting the Central University of Hyderabad (HCU) today, all the gates to the campus were shut down and the Vice Chancellor Appa Rao was sent back citing the panel probe still underway into the circumstances leading to the suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula. After VC’s return that witnessed ransacking his office by outraged students, Kanhaiya ...

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar Visits Rahul Gandhi, Thanksgiving Show?

In a show of thanksgiving, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union President Kanhaiya Kumar visited Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, three days after he met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday. When Kanhaiya Kumar was abruptly arrested by overzealous Delhi Police on Februay 9 that too after slapping colonial period’s draconian sedition charges, the shocked campus was visited by Rahul ...

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Creating Brand Modi on Twitter, Facebook Saved Indian PM: Study

On his first year anniversary as India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi refused to hold a press conference to discuss his performance. Instead, he tweeted about it and it was this social media which saved him from many criticisms and direct media ttacks, said a new study. Modi has become the world’s No. 2 most popular politician in the Twitter after ...

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New Twist to Netaji Files: Gumnami Baba Box with Old Photos of Netaji Parents Found

The mystery of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose fails to die as new revelation that Gumnami Baba, who lived in Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad district, had possession of old photos of the Bose family, according to the retrieved box from the district treasury. The photograph had Netaji’s parents, Jankinath Bose and Prabhawati Bose, in the inventory, with the identities confirmed by Shakti ...

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New Posters, Splinter Groups Target JNU’s Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban

With one arrested in threatening posters case, another appeared in Delhi sending relentless death threats to JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, pointing at a move to keep the emerging leader under constant pressure not to seek out any political career. This time the poster not only threatened Kanhaiya Kumar but also Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are facing charge ...

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Kanhaiya Kumar’s Security Turns Nightmare for JNU Campus

As feared by many, an outsider intruded into the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru university today and tried to assault the students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar in a bid to “teach him a lesson”, a sentence that was used by Delhi Police when they raided and arrested the student leader last month. The man claimed that Kanhaiya is “abusing the country, ...

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CPI Ponders Before Sending Kanhaiya Kumar to Electioneering Amid Threats

With threats of killing and reward on his head looming large, the Leftist parties are cautious to send the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Kanhaiya Kumar to address election meetings in Assam, West Bengal or even Kerala, where it is fighting polls next month for Assembly elections. While another Left party leader and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said on ...

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BJP Yuva Morcha Leader Offers Reward on Kanhaiya Kumar’s Tongue, Splinter Group on Head

Kuldeep Varshnay, one of the top leader of Bharatiya Yuva Morcha, offered Rs.5 lakh for anybody who cuts off the tongue of JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar, while some posters appeared in Delhi offering Rs 11 lakh to anyone who kills the JNU student leader. Kanhaiya Kumar, who has repeatedly denied any anti-national slogans and distanced himself from Afzal Guru, said ...

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Kanhaiya Kumar gets 6 Months Bail by High Court, What Next?

After almost three weeks of ordeal that shook and shocked the country, JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar who was jailed for serious Sedition charges has been given reprieve, albeit for six months, by the Delhi High Court, which directed him to cooperate with the Delhi Police’s Special Cell probing the case. Kanhaiya Kumar was also asked to provide a ...

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Do You Know What’s Sedition? Delhi High Court Questions Police on JNU Row

The Delhi High Court today questioned the Delhi Police whether they know the meaning of sedition and its applicability in a case of suspected “anti-national” sloganeering in JNU campus. The Delhi Police has come under fire for slapping serious charges of sedition on JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and putting him behind the bars along with couple of more JNU students ...

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Sedition Case Slapped on Rahul Gandhi, Sitaram Yetchury, JNU Leaders in Cyberabad PS

Complementing the Sedition charges filed against JNU leaders in New Delhi, Cyberabad police station has embraced the notorious Sedition case against Congress and Left leaders and JNU student leaders in a row, bringing the erstwhile lawmakers what a mistake they have done not repealing the colonial period’s worst law that had sent scores of freedom fighters to prison recurrently and ...

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Will Kanhaiya Kumar Become Nominee for Nobel Prize?

Unthinkable but it looks Kanhaiya Kumar’s name is making rounds at a time when the Nobel Committee is sending the request forms for nomination of its prestigious peace prize winners this year. Though the entire process takes more than 8 months, the fact that Kanhaiya Kumar’s arrest, that too on sedition charges, has attracted world wide attention and the story ...

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Human Rights Watch Asks India to Stop Persecution of Kanhaiya Kumar

Human Rights Watch, a global human rights body on Friday asked India to stop persecution of peaceful activists, including JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, with sedition under IPC 124 (a) that may attract three to life-term imprisonment, if convicted. “The BJP government seems eager to punish peaceful speech but less willing to investigate supporters who commit violence in the ...

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Police Pressurized Kanhaiya Kumar to Extract Statement: NHRC

In a report that will have adverse impact on India’s image abroad, the country’s National Human Rights Commission said on Friday that Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar was subjected to psychological pressure. If proved, India may face flak from the US and European countries and Kanhaiya may even become one of the Nobel Peace Prize nominees. The ...

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Ex-JNUites in Press Denounce Kanhaiya Kumar’s Arrest on Sedition Charges

JNU alumni and currently journalists spread all over India have released a statement criticisng the government’s apathy to right-wing militancy in the country as was evident in recent attacks on JNU students, teachers and journalists in Patiala House courts. Terming the sedition charges against JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar as unwarranted and aimed at defaming the last bastion of intellectuals in ...

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