New Delhi: JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Sunday claimed that a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter tried to strangle him inside a Jet Airways aircraft in Mumbai, following which he was asked to deplane after he complained about the assault.
“Yet again, this time inside the aircraft, a man tries to strangulate me. After the incident @jetairways staff completely refuses to take any action against the man who assaulted me,” Kanhaiya said in a series of tweets.
Hitting out at the airliner, he added that Jet Airways saw no difference someone who assault and the person who is assaulted and the person if complains, is asked to deplane.
Jet Airways issued a statement but did not respond to Kanhaiya’s charges against them. “Some guests on board this morning’s flight Jet Airways fight 9W 618 Mumbai to Pune have been off loaded at Mumbai airport in the interest of operational safety.”
Revealing that it was a BJP supported who attacked him, Kanhaiya further said that, “Manas Deka, works in TCS, a strong BJP supporter assaulted me inside the aircraft. Is assault the only tool you have, to fight dissent?”
Meanwhile, an FIR has been registered against Manas Deka.
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This is not the first time that Kanhaiya has been assaulted as several attempts have been made in the past on the fiery student leader, who shot to fame after his arrest and release on sedition charges for organising an event at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University to mark the anniversary of the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.
Earlier, slippers, shoes were hurled at Kanhaiya in Nagpur where he was addressing a public meeting on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar.
On the same day, some men reportedly belonging to Bajrang Dal attacked Kanhaiya’s car when he arrived in the city.