OP Sharma shouldn’t have taken law in own hands: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said OP Sharma “should not have taken law into his own hands and not resorted to violence” ahead of a court appearance of JNUSU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar.JNU protests Updated: Feb 17, 2016 14:43 IST
Senior BJP leader and union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said his party legislator in Delhi OP Sharma “should not have taken law into his own hands and not resorted to violence” ahead of a court appearance of JNUSU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been charged with sedition.
The communications and information technology minister said the law will take its own course against Sharma and that the party could not possibly condone his actions.
Speaking to India Today TV, Prasad, however, justified the action taken by Delhi Police against the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), saying the Narendra Modi government “will not tolerate anti-national activities of any kind on campus”.
He also justified invoking of sedition charges against Kanhaiya Kumar.
The university has been on the boil over the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front co-founder Maqbool Bhat. Anti-India slogans were raised at the gathering.
Delhi Police last Thursday registered a sedition case and arrested Kanhaiya Kumar. He was sent to three days’ police custody on Friday although he denied raising ‘anti-India’ slogans.
First Published: Feb 17, 2016 14:43 IST