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Want to organise an event at JNU? It takes Rs 100 to do so, reveals students


New Delhi, Mar 2: Where on one hand the JNU row is taking a new turn everyday, students of the University have made a shocking revelation which may leave everyone surprised.

Ridiculing allegations of having received "foreign funding", the students charged with sedition in connection with a controversial event on Jawaharlal Nehru University campus against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru claimed that it takes only "Rs 100" to organise any programme at the varsity.

"Various theories are being applied to probe our 'terror links' and allegations are being made that we had received foreign funding and planned meticulously for the so called anti-national event.

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"The truth is that those who know the JNU culture are aware of the fact that it takes just Rs 100 to organise any event here and the same can be done without planning within an hour," said Anant Prakash Narayan, former JNUSU vice president, who is among those charged with sedition.

Ashutosh Kumar, former JNUSU President said, "Our names are being taken in court rooms and news studios. They are being screamed in Parliament. The entire country is looking at us as terrorists. But do they even know how things function in JNU and how routinely these affairs are handled.

"We do not need any funding from any terror group to have a debate on Afzal Guru. Any university needs that? We are students, we just wish to debate, question and express. The way the government and police have blown things out of proportion is an example of the intolerance in the country," he added.

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Anant and Ashutosh, both PhD students at the varsity, are among the six students identified by the police for their alleged role in the February 9 during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

While the students union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on February 12, the duo along with three others - Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and Rama Naga - had gone in hiding fearing "mob-lynching".

They resurfaced back on campus 10 days later. While Umar and Anirban surrendered before the police, the remaining three refused to do so but maintained that they are open to questioning by police as and when needed.

They are now leading the movement along with JNUSU Vice President Shehla Rashid Shora against the alleged branding of university as "anti-national".

The six students were also academically debarred by the university administration after a preliminary inquiry report by the high-level committee found their involvement in the incident.

However, they have been allowed to stay in the university hostels as guests.

Meanwhile, a Delhi government-ordered forensic probe of a set of video clippings of the controversial JNU event has found that two videos were "manipulated" where voices of persons not present in the clips were added.

Out of seven videos sent by the Delhi government to the Hyderabad-based Truth Labs, two have been found to be tampered with while the rest were authentic, sources said.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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