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JNU Students File Complaint Against Websites That Falsely Accused Them Of Celebrating Sukma Naxal Attack

"Students and faculties are getting threats of murder, rape and are being abused because of this."

28/04/2017 12:31 PM IST | Updated 28/04/2017 1:12 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union on Thursday filed a complaint against two websites for allegedly spreading malicious reports that the students were glorifying the Sukma naxal attack.

"The websites www.srishtanews.com and www.dainikbharat.com are spreading reports claiming that JNU students are glorifying the Sukma naxal attack," JNUSU president Mohit Kumar Pandey said.

The pictures linked with the reports are of celebrations in September 2015 and the 2013 JNUSU elections, and another picture was taken when former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar got bail in 2016, he added.

He alleged that the websites had ideologies similar to that of the BJP and the RSS and the reports were spread widely.

"Spread of such content is maligning JNU students who are actively participating in several social service activities. Students and faculties are getting threats of murder, rape and are being abused because of this," Mohit said.

"We request you to register an FIR against people who are behind such websites and make sure that such incidents are not repeated," he said in the complaint.

The police officials confirmed that the complaint is being currently examined.

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