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Watch: Kanhaiya Kumar’s full speech at JNU after getting out of jail

JNU protests Updated: Mar 04, 2016 08:42 IST
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Jawaharlal Nehru University student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar makes a speech to fellow students after being released on bail at the university campus,(AP)

Addressing students at the campus, 29-year-old Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been slapped with sedition charge for allegedly raising anti-national slogans, said he had many differences with the prime minister but he agreed with his

tweet “Satyameva Jayate” which he had posted in praise of HRD Minister Smriti Irani’s fiery speech in Lok Sabha on the JNU row as it is in the Constitution.

Watch his full speech below:

While addressing the gathering, Kanhaiya demanded that HRD minister Smriti Irani should grant their fellowships and make honest efforts to apprehend those who are responsible for 26-year-old Rohith Vemula’s death.

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A Dalit research scholar at University of Hyderabad Rohith Vemula committed suicide on January 19.

“Smriti Irani ji, we are not your children, we are JNUites. Please stop these sedition charges, gives us our fellowships and take moral responsibility for Rohith’s death and apprehend those who are responsible for his demise,” Kanhaiya said while addressing the mass gathering.

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Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kanhaiya said ,”Modi ji, when you talk about Stalin and Khruschuv, please talk about Hitler and Mussolini also.”

Showing mass solidarity, students erupted on joy with constant whistling, cheering and clapping.

“PM Modi tweeted and said Satyamev Jayate. I want to convey this to him that I also say the same thing,” Kanhaiya said.

On the controversy of sloganeering, Kanhaiya said,”We are not asking for freedom from India but freedom in India.”