JNU Students Who Raised Anti-National Slogans Lack 'Sanskar', Says Defence Minister

19/02/2016 12:44 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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PATHANKOT, INDIA - JANUARY 5: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar addressing the media after a visit to the Pathankot Air Base that was under siege from Saturday morning on January 5, 2016 in Pathankot, India. Defence Minister said the terrorists were neutralised in an operation that was over in 38 hours but combing operations are still on and may continue for a day or two. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

MUMBAI -- Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that the students who raised the anti-national slogans at the JNU campus 'lacked moral ethics'.

"This incident took place because the students, who raised anti-national slogans in the JNU lacked moral ethics," Parrikar told the media here.

The Supreme Court will today hear the bail petition of Jawaharlal Nehru University ( JNU) students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on charges of sedition.

Kanhaiya yesterday moved a petition before the apex court seeking his release from police custody under Article 32 of the Constitution.

Kanhaiya stated in the plea that he "fears for the safety of life and limb" at the Delhi sessions court that had compelled him to approach the apex court directly.

Kanhaiya's bail petition will be argued by former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee. Kanhaiya has in his petition said there is repeated breakdown of law and order at the Patiala House Court despite directives of the apex court, making it impossible for him and his lawyers to approach the session's court for bail.

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