Close to midnight at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Kanhaiya Kumar, released from jail just hours before, repeatedly shouted ‘Azaadi‘ – the word that led to sedition charges against him. Hundreds of students cheered.
“Once again, let’s raise slogans for freedom – not from India, but within India,” said the 28-year-old to his captivated audience.
A Dalit research scholar at University of Hyderabad Rohith Vemula committed suicide on January 19.
“Smriti Irani ji, we are not your children, we are JNUites. Please stop these sedition charges, gives us our fellowships and take moral responsibility for Rohith’s death and apprehend those who are responsible for his demise,” Kanhaiya said while addressing the mass gathering.
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