New Delhi, Mar 9: Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar who is facing sedition charges for making anti-India slogan in university campus, has stoked fresh round of controversy.
Kanhaiya has said that India Army rapes women in Jammu and Kashmir. He made the statement while adressing students in JNU on the occasion of International Women's Day.
Reportedly, Kumar also said that he will raise his voice against Armed forces special power act (AFSPA) in Kashmir.
Kanhaiya who hails from Bihat village in Begusarai, was arrested on 12 February on sedition charge and lodged in Tihar jail in Delhi. On March 2, he was granted interim bail for six months by Delhi High Court.
Earlier, JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar's grandfather on Tuesday moved a court in Bihar against two persons regarding rewards offered for chopping Kanhaiya's tongue or killing him. The court will hear the case on Wednesday.
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha leader Kuldeep Varshney last week allegedly announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh to anyone cutting off Kanhaiya's tongue while Sharma announced a Rs 11 lakh reward for killing Kanhaiya.
(With inputs from agency)