Thousands of students, teachers and civil society members across the country protested onThursday against the arrest of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on charges of sedition, as a bitter row over free speech and nationalism spilled into the streets.
Clashes were reported in several states, as the BJP launched a nationwide Jan Swabhiman Abhiyan to back action against students of the Delhi-based university who allegedly raised anti-India slogans on the campus this month.
An estimated 5,000 people chanting “release Kanhaiya Kumar” and “down with state terrorism” marched through the heart of Delhi in one of the biggest student protests India has seen in years.
(the hindustan times,new delhi)
Amid reports of a
controversial ceremony organised by the right-wing groups in Maharashtra to honour Mahatma Gandhi's killer, Nathuram Godse, BJP MP Sakshi
Maharaj said, "Godse was a nationalist. Gandhiji also did a lot for the
In October this year, a
Malayalam mouthpiece of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh had said that Nathuram
Godse should have killed former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and not Gandhi.
"Godse was much better than Nehru - he pulled the trigger on Gandhiji's
chest after a respectful bow. But Nehru stabbed him from behind and greeted him
from front," the editorial said.