The JNU ABVP (student wing of the BJP) has issued a statement following the Delhi Police filing its voluminous 1200-page chargesheet in the 2016 JNU sedition case in which Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and seven others have been named as the main accused.
In its statement, the ABVP, which fiercely opposed Kanhaiya Kumar and the others who allegedly raised anti-national slogans in February 2016 at the event to protest against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attacker Afzal Guru, has said the following:
This decision is the victory of ABVP; it is the victory of the facts which were put in front of everyone by ABVP at that time itself. Moreover it is a tight slap to Congress and all other political people supporting them like Rahul Gandhi and Kejriwal.
This is the victory of all those students who put their life in danger by showing courage to raise their voice against the traitors/Urban Naxals who raised slogans.
This shows that students of JNU are with the nation.
We believe in Judiciary and wish that it will act hard on those who attacked on the pride and dignity of this nation by shouting 'Bharat tere tukde honge'.
Being Joint Secretary of Student's Union, at that time I followed the Article 19 of the constitution by keeping the nation's interest at priority.
Ten persons were named as main-accused in the Delhi Police chargesheet, while for 36 others there was insufficient evidence thus far to launch a trial. The Delhi police carried its chargesheet into the Patiala House Court premises in a large metal trunk that had to be hauled by two persons. As per details of the chargesheet accessed by Republic TV, the Delhi Police's investigation concluded that the video footage of the anti-national sloganeering that allegedly went on at the JNU campus in February 2016 at the event to protest against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attacker Afzal Guru was authentic, and using this, as well as the testimonies of 10 eye-witnesses, the charges have been filed and the seven persons who are Kashmir residents from JNU, AMU and Jamia-Milia and have been named as main-accused were identified.