The students who raised anti-national slogans at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus ‘lacked moral ethics’, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday.
“This incident took place because the students, who raised anti-national slogans in the JNU lacked moral ethics,” Parrikar told the media in Mumbai.
The Supreme Court was to hear the bail petition of JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on charges of sedition.
Kanhaiya had on Thursday moved a petition before the apex court seeking his release from police custody under Article 32 of the Constitution.
Kanhaiya stated in the plea that he “fear for the safety of life and limb” at the Delhi sessions court that had compelled him to approach the apex court directly.
Kanhaiya’s bail petition will be argued by former attorney general Soli Sorabjee. Kanhaiya has in his petition said there is repeated breakdown of law and order at the Patiala House Court despite directives of the apex court, making it impossible for him and his lawyers to approach the session’s court for bail.