New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar could be in serious trouble soon over his remark saying that India Army rapes women in kashmir.
Reportedly, a fresh complaint has been lodged against Kumar in Delhi's Vasant Vihar police station. The complaint was filed by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), which allege Kanhaiya's statements were "anti-national". BJP's youth wing also alleged that Kanhaiya defied his bail conditions.
"Despite the submission of an undertaking before court, Kanhaiya has yet again addressed a gathering of students and uttered poisonous words against the Indian Army, labelling them as rapists of Kashmiri Women," a BJYM statement said.
While addressing students at a women's day march late on Tuesday night,
Kanhaiya reportedly said, "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".
Stoking fresh spell of controversy, he further said, "During war in Rwanda 1000 women were raped. In Africa during the ethnic conflict, when military attacks other group firstly their women were raped. You take example of Gujarat, women were not just killed but were raped first".
The BJYM also filed a complaint against JNU professor Nivedita Menon who, in a new video, is heard saying Kashmir is not a part of India and that pro-azaadi slogans are justified..
The All India Students Federation (AISF), to which Kanhaiya belongs to, clarified his remarks saying, "He made the remarks in context of atrocities on women worldwide and not just in Kashmir. He in no way meant to demean Army or any other force and he clarified that in his speech too".
Kanhaiya was arrested on February 12 and charged with sedition over an event on campus on February 9 against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised. He was granted an interim bail for six months by Delhi High Court last week.
(With inputs from PTI)