Pro-Afzal Guru Slogans Raised In Kolkata's Jadavpur University

16/02/2016 11:12 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA - 2016/01/08: Jadavpur University student stage a sit in protest against Vice Chancellor, Register and other EC officials. The students are demanding for publication of the student union poll notification. Earlier university governing committee sent a letter to the W.B. Government seeking permission to hold a union poll on 18 February which was rejected by the state Government. (Photo by Saikat Paul/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Kolkata -- Slogans in favour of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru were raised in a rally by Jadavpur University students in Kolkata on Tuesday. These protesters organised the rally to express solidarity with students in Jawaharlal Nehru University who are protesting against the arrest of their leader Kanhaiya Kumar for alleged sedition.

During the torch rally brought from Jadavpur University campus to Gol Park in South Kolkata by students of all faculties of the university, slogans like "Afzal bole azadi, Geelani bole azadi" and "Chhinke lenge azadi" were raised.

Other slogans like "Freedom from RSS, freedom from Modi government", "Jab Kashmir ne maangi azadi, Manipur bhi boli azadi" were also raised.

When contacted, Left-backed Students Federation of India (SFI) local committee secretary Samanya Raha, who took part in the rally, said it was a "mass gathering" to protest against the arrest of Kanhaiya.

Kanhaiya was arrested on Friday and booked under sedition charges for a protest event in JNU campus on Fenruary 9 against the hanging of Afzal Guru.

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