LoP Seeks Security For Kanhaiya; Govt Says Will Be Done

08/03/2016 6:35 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 6: Historian Romila Thapar and Harbans Mukhia with JNU students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Campus on March 6, 2016 in New Delhi, India. Thapar said that it will be difficult for the government to 'control' the thinking process unless it turns into a totally 'anti-democratic dictatorship'. She told 'JNU is not likely to suffer a setback as there is much intellectual support for it in the country. There are other universities too that discuss a range of ideas as are discussed in the JNU. The existence of a varsity is intended for that to discuss ideas of every kind.' (Photo by Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday sought security for JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar in view of two "rewards" announced by two persons on his life and for chopping off his tongue, after which the government said adequate protection will be provided to him.

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, the senior Congress leader said one Adarsh Sharma of Purvanchal Sena had put up posters announcing reward of Rs 11 lakh for anyone who kills Kanhiaya Kumar.

Azad also said Kuldeep Varshnay, a BJP Yuva Morcha leader, had also announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for cutting off Kumar's tongue.

"Provide security to Kanhaiya Kumar. His life is in danger," he said.

He said first fake videos were circulated against the student leader and then he was booked under charges of sedation.

"When he is out on bail, there is conspiracy to kill him," the Congress leader said.

He also sought strict action against those who made fake videos related to Kanhaiya Kumar.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said adequate security will be given to Kanhaiya Kumar.

He also said BJP took immediate action Varshnay and legal action too would be taken.

Regarding the alleged fake videos, Naqvi said investigation was on.

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Deputy Chairman P J Kurien too said there should be investigation into the fake video matter.

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