‘I am ready to go to jail, but I fully support the JNU students, Police acted in a high-handed manner,’ says Arshi Khan

Bengaluru: Speaking to news persons in Bengaluru during her on-going Tamil film shoot, Arshi Khan came down heavily on the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre.

Said Arshi Khan, “I am ashamed to be part of an India which arrests PhD students who have done nothing but merely aired their personal views at a closed debate in a university. The students have a right to express their views during a public debate and merely stating during a debate that Afzal Guru should not have been hanged is not anti-national and the sedition law does not apply to them. If this is the case, then several of our politicians should have been arrested a long time ago. Several luminaries, judges and literary stalwarts have time and again said that the Afzal Guru case was shrouded in a veil of secrecy and suspense. So if the students re-state the same, why should the sedition law be applied to them. The students could have been booked for breach of peace, etc., which are milder versions and not as stringent as the sedition law, which the Delhi Police have applied in this case.”

Speaking to IndiaNewsNetwork.IN on phone, Arshi Khan said, “I fully support the JNU students. What the Modi government has done and is doing in Delhi is completely wrong, harsh and reeks of intolerance and personal insecurity. The BJP government at the Centre has lost the trust of the Indian populace. They are using a heavy hand, state machinery and misusing the law to suppress voices of dissent because the government is scared of the people,” Arshi Khan said.

Meanwhile as the drama continues in the courts, on the campus and in Parliament, the Delhi Police Saturday asked Zee News for their reporter’s camera and its “original chip” containing footage of the alleged anti-national slogans raised on the JNU campus on February 9, during a meeting held to mark Afzal Guru’s hanging.

The request comes just days after questions were raised over the authenticity of another video broadcast on television news channels, that went viral on social media, showing arrested JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar shouting “pro-Kashmir” slogans, according to a Indian Express report.

“I am ready to go to jail, but I will voice my opinion. The government is wrong. They should have exercised caution while dealing with students – and that too, post graduate PhD students. Does this government think, the youth of this country will support it in the future. By sending the police into JNU, Narendra Modi has hit the final nail in his coffin – the coffin of a devastating defeat in 2017,” Arshi Khan told news portal IndiaNewsNetwork.IN on phone from Bengaluru.


  1. Dear readers,

    After bollywood cine star Aamir khan,Shahrukh Khan now Arshi Khan will be in firing line of RSS political wing BJP for questioning intolerance.

    PM Modi is not excused anyone for their critics from war veteran to students.

    Soon the excise department or income tax officials will marching to find some hard evidence to collect to nail her down forever.

    Afterall any citizen in Modi’s India want ‘Aache Din’,need to be complete submissive and need to control his voice box.

    Jai Hind

  2. This Arshi khan whoever the female is should be sent to pakistan and has no rights to stay in India. Raising anti-india slogan should be tolerated? if there is freedom of speech than i would like to exercise it by using some slang on Arshi’s father “m…. …… ….. …. and many more” Now will this lady spare me and stay quiet saying i have a freedom of speech and can say anything i like in public against her dad?

  3. “I am ready to go to jail, but I will voice my opinion. Which jail: Pakistan or in India. Those who humiliate Indian constitution in the name of freedom of speech have not rights to live in India

  4. Go to Pakistan and try your luck if you are ashamed of being a part of India. India does not need anti- nationals like you who while enjoying the privileges in India are acting against the country that nurture and feed you.

  5. Who is this unknown? She thinks she can live safely in a pro-pakistaan society? The first thing they do is to cover her from head to to toe in black dress. How does Bollywood produce so many geniuses?

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