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JNU rape case turns political as JNUSU protests against accused Anmol Ratan, AISA

The JNU Rape Case Has Taken A Political Turn With The Students’ Union Calling For Protests Through The Day On Monday And Asking Everyone To Join A Protest March - 'Bekhauf Azaadi.'

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 22 Aug 2016, 11:47:57 AM
Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi:

The JNU rape case has taken a political turn with the students’ union calling for protests through the day on Monday and asking everyone to join a protest march - 'Bekhauf Azaadi.' The joint secretary of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) Saurabh Sharma has dubbed Anmol Ratan, accused of raping a girl in a hostel room on the university campus, as "Rapist Left Brigade".

The protests that begin from 10am will continue till 10PM. At 3PM, the JNUSU will protest at the administrative block of the university to demand justice for the victim and will ask JNU vice-chancellor to rusticate Anmol Ratan.

An evening 'mess campaign' from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm will also be held in all hostels for "the justice to the survivor and to uphold our legacy of gender justice and to save JNU's name, pride and culture." "Please join us at Sabarmati Dhaba at 10 pm for effigy burning of the Rapist Left Brigade," Sharma said.

Sharma also dubbed AISA as ‘hypocrite’ on Facebook. He said: "Not mere an activist, but STATE SECRETARY of AISA : Mr. Anmol Ratan ( meaning a Precious jewel) is booked under 376/506 IPC for RAPE of a poor 1st year JNU Phd girl. Initial reports are coming that he even threatened The poor girl of CONSEQUENCES if she reports to Police."

A 28-year-old JNU student has filed a rape case against the AISA activist accusing him of raping her in a hostel room on the university campus, police had said on Sunday. The woman is a first-year Ph D student and she has alleged that Anmol Ratan, a JNU student and AISA activist, raped her on Saturday, police said.

According to the complaint filed by her at Vasant Kunj (North) police station, she had posted on her Facebook profile that she wanted to watch ‘Sairat’ movie and asked if anyone had a CD of it.

It said Ratan apparently messaged her saying that he had a copy. Thereafter, he picked her up yesterday on the pretext of giving her a CD of the film and took her to Brahamputra Hostel, where he stays.

She said in the complaint that he offered her a spiked drink and allegedly raped her. He also threatened her and asked her to not report the matter. However, the woman approached the police today and a case of rape was registered and further investigation is underway.

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First Published : 22 Aug 2016, 11:37:00 AM