ABVP files police complaint against JNU professor over Kashmir remark

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 14, 2016 02:05 IST
ABVP members stage protest against alleged anti-national sloganeering at an event in JNU campus. (HT File Photo)

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad on Sunday filed a police complaint against JNU professor Nivedita Menon for her alleged remarks that India illegally occupied Kashmir.

JNU Students’ Union joint secretary Saurabh Sharma on Sunday lodged a complaint at Vasant Kunj police station against comments he attributed to Menon.

“Everyone knows that India is illegally occupying Kashmir. It is said the world over. Everybody accepts (it),” one of the statements attributed to Menon said.

Sharma said such sloganeering supported the propaganda of balkanisation of India and justified the proxy war carried out against Indian forces.

“It gives legitimacy to the Pakistan’s claim over Kashmir among secession of other territories. This attracts criminal prosecution and appropriate action must be taken in this regard,” Sharma said. Police are yet to register an FIR.

Menon earlier told HT, “India is seen by many as illegally occupying Kashmir...This is why there are constantly maps ...depicting Kashmir in different ways that India keeps objecting to.”

She could not be contacted depite many attempts.

The ABVP also lodged a police complaint against JNU associate dean for giving permission for the February 9 event commemorating 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

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