In a historic move, the central government had yesterday stripped the Article 370 that provided Jammu and Kashmir with a special status and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.
The communists and Islamist sympathisers at JNU, who are known for their dharnas and hatred for India, reportedly held a protest at midnight. As per reports, communists at the university gathered late last night to hold a protest against the government’s move to strip Article 370. ‘Lal Salam’ slogans were used in abundance.
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As per reports, the crowd gathered there did a lot of sloganeering against the government’s decision and claimed that the stripping of Article 370 is an attack on Kashmir’s ‘culture’. They also raised slogans for bringing back Article 370. The report says that some people from the gathered crowd even said that they do not consider themselves as Indian.
As per a report in Aaj Tak, the gathered crowd used foul language against the Indian Army and the Union of India. The gathered protesters, however, were reportedly trying to avoid cameras.
It is notable here that in February 2016, the students of JNU had organized an event to mark the death anniversary of terrorist Afzal Guru who had attacked the Indian Parliament. Many slogans challenging the Indian State’s sovereignty and calling for its dismemberment were raised.
former JNU student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and several others were booked under sedition charges after the event. The Delhi police had submitted its charge sheet against the accused in December last year.