Nagpur: The firebrand JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing sedition charges over an event in February where anti-national slogans were allegedly shouted by a section of students, on Thursday visited Deekshabhoomi and paid his tributes to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary. The controversial leader reached there amid tight security thrown by city police.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union leader is slated to address the meeting to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, a Dalit icon whom Kumar considers his role-model.
Kanhaiya Kumar arrived in Nagpur on Thursday to a hostile protest by Bajrang Dal activists who tried to stop his vehicle as he entered the city. Police piled security forces and took as many as 6 agitating Bajrang Dal members under custody. The activists were wary of Kanhaiya entering the city as they raised concerned that his visit to Nagpur might disturb the peace and harmony in the city. The saffron activists came out on streets chanting Jai Shri Ram and tried to block his way.
The activists dubbed Kanhaiya as traitor alleging that he has been out to divide mother nation and causing disrespect to the soldiers by calling them rapists. They said it was shameful of few selfish elements who had called Kanhaiya in city for petty political gains.