Jawahar Lal Nehru University Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar is receiving open threats from groups and individual who disapprove of his ideology.
A group named as ‘Purvanchal Sena’ has announced a reward of Rs. 11 Lakh for shooting Kanhaiya Kumar. The posters were pasted on walls near Delhi Press Club, offering Rs 11 lakh reward for shooting Kanhaiya down.
The posters also bear the name of Adarsh Sharma, president, Purvanchal Sena.
Meanwhile, in a controversial move, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader Kuldeep Varshney announced another reward of Rs 5 lakh for cutting off the tongue of Kanhaiya Kumar.
Following the event, Varshney, the BJYM district president, Budaun district, Uttar Pradesh, has reportedly been expelled by the BJP for six years.
Varshney has alleged that Kanhaiya shouted anti-national slogans and is now targeting everyone.
“Kanhaiya has insulted our parent organisation RSS and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech at JNU campus and provoked others to raise slogans against ‘Bharat Mata’. His tongue should be chopped off. Anyone who would opt for it, I would give him Rupees 5 lakh,” said Varshney.
Some "Poorvanchal Sena" announces reward of 11 lakh to Shoot JNU student Leader Kanhaiya, posters put at Press Club. pic.twitter.com/smeZpOFMr7— आशुतोष (@ashu3page) March 5, 2016
The JNUSU president on Friday said that Hyderabad University research scholar Rohith Vemula was his icon and not Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
Condemning the February 9 event on the campus where anti-national slogans were raised, Kanhaiya said: “We strongly condemn what happened at the university on February 9. It’s for the court to decide if that was ‘raaj droh’ (sedition) or not. We’ve full faith in the judiciary and the constitution.”