New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya accused of raising ”anti-India” slogans surrendered before the Delhi Police on Tuesday.
According to reports, Umar and Anirban Bhattacharya have been taken to an undisclosed location. Both the students were accompanied by their lawyers and the representatives of JNU teachers association. It was also reported that after their surrender, supporters gathered at Sabarmati Dhaba in the campus.
Reacting over Umar Khalid’s surrender, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nupur Sharma said that Umar has to do it because the honourable High Court of Delhi had observed that the law will not be according to anybody’s ‘whims and fancies’.
The JNU controversy erupted few days ago after a group of students organized a cultural evening to mourn the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which some students raised anti-India slogans. ABVP students protested against the cultural evening after which a political fight escalated in the capital. An FIR was filed against the cultural event organizers following which the police took JNUSU president into three-day custody.
(With inputs from IANS)