'Purvanchal Sena' places bounty on JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar

| Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 19:00
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Kanhaiya Kumar

New Delhi: Delhi woke up to another controversy after posters threatening Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) wing president Kanhiaya Kumar surfaced on the streets of the city. The posters were offering a reward of Rs 11 lakh to anyone who will shoot Kanhaiya Kumar. 
According to reports, the scandalous posters were put out by some fringe group which calls itself ‘Purvanchal Sena’. A mobile phone number in the name of some ‘Adarsh Sharma’, claiming to be the son of Purvanchal Sena president, was also flashed on the posters. When NewsX tried to call on that number, it was ‘switched off’. 
The posters were put up in Raisina Hill as well as in Lutyens' Delhi. 
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Reacting over these threat posters, Congress leader Sobha Oza said, “This is the very idea what India is fighting against. Since independence, we have seen that the RSS ideology has muzzled the voices that have risen against the very ideology with that of Gandhiji, Rohith Vemula and most recently Kanhaiya Kumar. We have seen that RSS and BJP somewhere in the country are running a fascist government under which all these fringe elements are forcing people and eliminating anyone who opposes their ideology”. 
The government should act against such fringe elements that are responsible for murder of various writers like Kalburgi and who are announcing bounties on Kanhaiya Kumar. 

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