Geelani's Left Wing link: This is what UPA had stated in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 18: The trouble with Left Wing Extremist Organisations is nothing new. The Delhi police which is probing the JNU row has found a strong link to the protests and the Democratic Student's Union.

It was found that some of its members had indulged in anti national sloganeering and this is a very important part of the entire investigation.The presence of such organizations which have a proximity to the naxal cause.

What UPA stated about Geelani in RS?

In this context it is interesting to note that the United Progressive Alliance while in power had submitted a written reply in the Rajya Sabha about the growing presence of left wing extremist organizations in Delhi. It had also named the DSU as one such organization which was active at the JNU.

What UPA had said on Left Wing Extremist organization

On Dec 7, 2011 in the Rajya Sabha, the government named the Committee for Release of Political Prisoners led by former Delhi University teacher, S A R Geelani as a Communist Party of India (Maoist) frontal organization.

It was the then Minister of State for Home Affairs, Jitendra Singh who stated the same in a written reply at the Rajya Sabha. Geelani who was acquitted in the Parliament attack case today is facing sedition charges for his alleged role in the JNU row.

He admitted that several Left wing extremist organisations, including CPI-Maoist, and their front outfits are active in Delhi. He however said there was no input to suggest that there were naxal sleeper cells in Delhi. He further went on to add that the CPI(Maoist) operated in the capital through the Delhi City Committee of the CRRP.

Further he also stated that several other Left wing extremist groups like CPML (New Democracy) as well as CPML-Liberation were active in Delhi.

Besides, front organisation of CPI (Maoist) like Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF), Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners, People's Democratic Front of India (PDFI and (JNU-based) Democratic Students Union (DSU) etc are active in Delhi, Singh had also stated.

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