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JNUSU Vice President Shehla Rashid receives yet another hate letter


New Delhi: It looks JNU controversy will not be over soon. At a time when Government is being criticized for its role in the whole matter, this will once again increase its cup of woes.

JNU Students Union Vice President Shehla Rashid Shora said that she has received yet another threat letter for her agitation against imposing of sedition charge on few students in JNU campus.

JNUSU Vice-Prez receives hate letter Earlier also Shehla, who is leading a movement against arrest of student union president Kanhaiya Kumar over an event against hanging of Afzal Guru had eceived a hate letter for opposing Ramdev’s visit to the university.

Shehla is now planning to approach the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) to complain against the hate letter. The letter received from an anonymous sender at JNUSU office is full of abuses and targets Shehla as an “anti-national” for supporting those accused of sedition.

The communication also mentions political leaders Sitaram Yechury and Rahul Gandhi in the same “category” for having visited the campus to express solidarity with students. “This is the second time I have received such a blasphemous letter which is an insult of mine not only as a JNU student but also as a women.

Last time I had approached the National Commission for Women (NCW) over the same and have not heard from them about my complaint for over a month,” Shehla said.

“I will now approach Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) about the letter. This is the best thing the right-wing opponents can come up with,” she added. Shehla had last month approached NCW saying she had opposed the invite to Yoga Guru Ramdev to be a keynote speaker in an academic conference at JNU and in return, she had received a letter “hurling abuses” at her.

Jawaharlal Nehru University is caught in a row over an event on the campus to commemorate the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, where “anti-national” slogans were allegedly raised.

The varsity’s students union president Kanhaiya Kumar is in judicial custody in a sedition case in connection with the February 9 event. Two other students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya are in police custody in the same case.


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