Centre Asks WB Govt For Report On 'Anti-National' Slogans Raised By Students

17/02/2016 5:00 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
Students of Jadavpur University march in a torch light procession protesting against the arrest of a student union leader of New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. Students, journalists and teachers protested in the Indian capital Tuesday after a student union leader's arrest and subsequent violence by Hindu nationalists. (AP Photo/ Bikas Das)

NEW DELHI -- The Centre today sought a report from the West Bengal government on protests by Jadavpur University students who allegedly raised anti-national slogans similar to those during the JNU incident which had led to the arrest of students union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

In a communication, the Home Ministry told the West Bengal government to send a report detailing the circumstances leading to the students protests, their acts and the issues raised during the march, official sources said.

Jadavpur University students staged a protest march inside the campus last evening. Slogans were allegedly raised in favour of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged in Tihar in 2013, and Ishrat Jahan, the alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba operative gunned down in an alleged fake encounter in Gujarat in June 2004.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University students union president was arrested on sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-national slogans in the university campus recently.

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