A video released by a news channel on Thursday suggested that sedition-accused JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar did not raise any anti-national slogans in his speech made on the university campus on February 11 for which he was arrested.
As per the video, Kumar is seen raising slogans demanding freedom from poverty, capitalism and communalism, but no slogans were raised demanding “freedom for Kashmir,” as was shown in the videos aired by some other channels.
The footage, released by ABP News, raises questions about the authenticity of the videos of Kumar’s speech shown by some other channels. Following the revelation, social media rallied in support of Kumar.
Is this what tolerant India does? JNU for 4 #JNU— Danish Shah (@ShahDanishh) February 16, 2016
People also blamed the central government for not taking action against the BJP MLA who was caught on camera beating up a CPI member outside the Patiala House Court where Kanhaiya Kumar was produced.
ABP News said in a report that some other channels were ‘running wrong information’ about Kanhaiya's speech.
NewX is trying to be ArnabNow+. Trying to go extra mile to recover ad revenue lost due to Mukherjea scandal? https://t.co/eIBa7FagUz— Arun (@asiddh) February 18, 2016
There should be a suo moto against channels which ran doctored video, specially on the basis of which the FIR against Kanhaiya was filed.— Anshu Chhibber (@AnshuChhibber) February 18, 2016