Kanhaiya Kumar to NHRC: “My life is under threat”
New Delhi, March 2: The jailed Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing sedition charges, alleges that his life is under threat. He adds that there is also a threat on the lives of his family members.
In a detailed letter written by Kanhaiya to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the president of JNUSU says, "My life is under threat."
We are publishing the four-page letter written in Hindi by Kanhaiya to the NHRC.
In the letter, the student leader said that the Delhi Police arrested him from his hostel without any warrant or a notice. He also claimed to have been under extreme mental pressure.
"I was never physically manhandled by the police," clarifies Kanhaiya.
In the letter Kanhaiya narrated his harrowing experience. "Police took my personal belongings like purse, ATM card and even my email account and password," he writes. He says he was forced to share his Facebook and Twitter passwords with the police.
"When I appeared before the Patiala house court I was beaten by people in black coats, who looked like lawyers. The attack was preconceived and life threatening", Kanhaiya wrote in the letter.
The letter was written and signed on February 18.