Srinagar: Pro-Azfal and pro-Geelani slogans rented the air in Jadavpur University on Tuesday afternoon after students held a rally in solidarity with JNU students.
Slogans such as “Afzal bole azaadi, Geelani bole azaadi, Jab Kashmir ne mangi azaadi, Manipur bhi boli azaadi,” were raised in the campus.
The development comes on the heels Afzal Guru event row at JNU, where students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar has been booked on sedition. Last evening, Delhi police arrested former Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani on sedition charges.
The JNU event row has snowballed into a major issue in India with opposition Congress and Left rallying behind the students.
Earlier, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh had linked Lashkar-e-Toiba founder Hafiz Mohammad Sayeed with the JNU event. His statement drew sharp flak from several quarters with Delhi Police claiming to have no evidence.
A day ago, a group of lawyers beat up students and journalists at Patiala House Court where Kanhaiya was brought for hearing.