Lawyers, students clash as JNUSU president arrives at Patiala Court



A fight took place between lawyers and JNU students and teachers inside the Patiala House Court complex on 15 February just before JNU Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested last week over an event held in support of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, was to be presented.

All the while dozens of policemen kept watching without batting an eyelid. Kumar, who has been arrested under sedition charges, will be brought to court as his three-day police remand ends.

The restless lawyers practically removed JNU faculty and students forcibly out of the court room. Woman constables were asked to enter the courtroom to ensure that JNU faculty did not come back.

“Kumar gave an anti-national speech and was part of the unlawful assembly where anti-national slogans and speeches took place,” said Delhi Police chief BS Bassi.

The lawyers roughed up students and forced those supporting Kumar out of the court premises and all the while the lawyers were heard shouting slogans such as “Long Live India, down with JNU”.

Meanwhile, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar came out all guns firing in defence of Kanhaiya Kumar. He said that an anti-national should have been arrested under sedition charges and not Kumar a student. Where is the proof that he has committed an anti-national crime.