JNU Sedition Row: ‘Charge sheet claim is a diversion tactic of BJP’
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JNU Sedition Row: ‘Charge sheet claim is a diversion tactic of BJP’

New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union (JNUSU) President N Sai Balaji has rubbished the claim of charge sheet against the former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and several others by the police and termed it ‘a diversion tactic’ of Bhartiya Janata Party ahead of upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Speaking with Newsd,  Balaji said, “It took them almost three years to frame the ‘charge sheet’ and that even when some students among them are likely to contest the Lok Sabha election 2019. I don’t subscribe to such scam which is an attempt to tarnish the image of JNU and a ‘Jumla’ to divert the real issues before the government.”

Balaji further said that such reports are merely an attempt to divert the real issue and it has got no substance. On December 20, a leading daily newspaper has published a report which said that Kanhaiya, Umar and Anirban along with eight other students from Kashmir are the prime accused in the sedition row charge sheet which is likely to be filed in the Patiala House court next week. The report also said that former JNUSU Vice President Shehla Rashid is also named in the charge sheet along with another 32 students.

As per the reports Delhi Police Special Cell has almost finalised the draft of the charge sheet and it has been sent to the Public Prosecutor for final vetting.

JNUSU President Balaji said, “There are another very important issues which need an immediate concern by the Modi government and this government has failed at every front be it the issue of unemployment, farmer suicide, or death due to demonetisation.”

JNUSU General Secretary Ajez Ahmed Rather speaking with Newsd said that if the report claim by the news agency comes true they will collectively decide the course of action.

Rather said, “We are more concerned about the other issues of students in the campus where their degrees are being put on hold by the BJP backed administration and the VC Jagdish Kumar. When police will file the charge sheet we will have an all organisation meeting in presence of JNUTA and the concerned lawyers who had been pursuing the case so far.”

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