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Trains stopped in Bihar over Kanhaiya’s release demand

Patna, Feb 19 : Nearly half a dozen trains were forcibly stopped in Bihar on Friday by hundreds of students, mostly activists of student bodies of left parties and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), demanding release of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, officials said.

The students, shouting slogans, stopped Sampark Kranti Express at Darbhanga railway station, Janki express at Khagaria railway station, Jainagar Samastipur passenger train at Madhubani railway station and other trains at different railway stations across the state, according to reports reaching here.

The student bodies of left parties including All India Students Federation (AISF), All India Students’ Association (AISA), Students’ Federations of India (SFI) called for ‘rail chakka jam’ on Friday to protest against Kanhaiya’s arrest and to demand his release. The student’s wing of Bihar’s ruling RJD also extended its support to the student bodies of the left parties.

Kanhaiya is accused of raising anti-national slogans at an event on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in Delhi last week, a charge he has denied.