Not asking for freedom from India, but freedom for India: Kanhaiya at JNU

The JNUSU president rules out witch-hunt on the ABVP.

 |  3-minute read |   03-03-2016
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JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar reached the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus after he was released from New Delhi's Tihar Jail on March 3 after a 23-day custody following his arrest in a sedition case last month.

He was welcomed by a huge crowd at the JNU. Addressing the massive gathering, the JNUSU president said that he stood by the Constitution, while ruling out a witch-hunting on the ABVP.

Kanhaiya first had to undergo a medical examination before he was released and then secreted out of the jail by a colony route and taken to Hari Nagar Police station.

The president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) was arrested on February 12 on charges of shouting anti-national slogans, a charge he has denied.

Kumar's release follows the Delhi High Court's order on Wednesday, granting him a six-month interim bail in the case which became a national headline since his arrest three weeks ago. Read more.

Here are some of the highlights of his speech:

- "No one can dilute our fight. I want to salute the soldiers dying at our borders."

- "We do not want freedom from India. We want freedom in India."

Here is how people reacted on Twitter to Kanhaiya's speech:

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