Mangaluru: DYFI and SFI held a protest against false anti-national allegations levelled against Kanhaiya Kumar in front of the DC Office here, on February 18.
DYFI member Dayanand Shetty addressing the protesters said, “When students at JNU were protesting against the hanging of Afzal Guru, some ABVP members shouted pro Pakistan slogans and as a result student leader Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested. Moreover, Rajnath Singh said that terrorist Hafeez Saeed was directly involved in the protest at JNU. This same government was not responding when there were incidents like Dadri lynching etc.”
He further said that the promises of the central government are false as there was no employment and costs of essential commodities was ever rising. “RSS has never shown true patriotism. They raised a saffron flag instead of the tri-colour on independence day. There is no difference between sangh parivar and terrorist organisations like ISIS. Kanhaiya Kumar should be released immediately,” he added.
Prof. Narendra Nayak- President of Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations said, “Where was the patriotism when BJP formed alliance with PDP to form a government at J&K or when they formed an alliance with the Akali Dal, which has acted against the constitution in Punjab? Sangh Parivar has supported the first Indian terrorist, Godse. We face the same issues now which we faced during the time of emergency.”
DYFI member Santhosh Bajal said, “The central government is trying to hide the true facts behind the protest at JNU. If we see the video posted by Zee News, we will see ABVP members shouting anti-national slogans. If ABVP has true patriotism, let them shout slogans like, Inquilab Zindabad, Baba Saheb Zindabad or Ambedkar Zindabad, but that will never happen. All false allegations levelled against Kanhaiya Kumar should be revoked and the actual suspects should be brought to book. We condemn the attacks by lawyers on journalists, students and faculty members who were in support of Kanhaiya Kumar.”
Charan Shetty from SFI and others were also present.