JNU students take out victory march after Kanhaiya’s release

Friday, Mar 4, 2016,9:54 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | JNU students took out a victory march at the university campus Thursday night to express solidarity with Kanhaiya Kumar and celebrate his return from jail.

Carrying posters of B R Ambedkar and shouting slogans like ‘Jail ka Tala Toota hai, comrade Kanhaiya chhoota hai’, the students first gathered at Ganga Dhaba and then moved towards the admin block where Kumar was to address them. Despite his return coming with riders and the bail being interim, supporters described it as a triumph for truth and the cause for saving democracy and the university, a message their posters conveyed as well.

One of the interesting messages carried on a poster read, If you have been to jail for justice, then you are my friend. The crowd was almost unequivocal in its criticism of the sedition case but general secretary Rama Naga cautioned against saying anything which could be misinterpreted later.