Video: Watch 15-yr-old Ludhiana activist challenge Kanhaiya Kumar

  • Tarsem Singh Deogan, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Mar 06, 2016 17:17 IST
Jhanvi Behal, 15, who was honoured during Republic Day for her contribution to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, has challenged JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar to an “open debate” over freedom of expression. (Facebook/HT Photos)

A 15-year-old girl, who was honoured during Republic Day for her contribution to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, has challenged the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) President Kanhaiya Kumar, for an open debate over freedom of expression.

She also advised Kanhaiya Kumar to think before making any statement and to avoid using abusive language against the Prime Minister who was elected by the citizens of India.

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Jhanvi Behal who invited Kanhaiya for debate is a student of DAV Public School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar. She is also an active member of an NGO Raksha Jyoti Foundation and was honoured on Republic Day for her contribution to many projects including Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

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While talking to Hindustan Times, Jhanvi Behal said the constitution gives us freedom to express, but it does not mean that we can cross limits. Kanhayia Kumar and others have been misusing the fundamental right for their political gain.

“What has happened in JNU campus in the name freedom of expression is not tolerable for any Indian. The students were raising anti-India slogans, when armymen were sacrificing their lives fighting against Pakistan sponsored terrorists, ”said Jhanvi.

“The student leaders for their political gain have been indulging in mud-sledging and using abusing language against the Prime Minister, who is elected by citizens of India. Their act will malign the image of India in the whole world,” she added.

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Jhanvi Behal has raised several public issues in the past. Recently, she had filed a writ in Punjab and Haryana high court against adult movies and porn content on social networking sites.

She also appeared in the court in her school uniform. The high court had pronounced judgment in her favour. She had also taken the matter of road blockage of various organizations to court.

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