Feb 28: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and NC patron Farooq Abdullah on Saturday disapproved of the event at JNU on the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, saying it has “discredited” the university.
“What was the necessity to bring in Afzal Guru into the campus? Whosoever raised the issue did a wrong thing. He has discredited and brought a bad name to JNU,” he told reporters here.
He, however, said “had police not been called in, the VC could have controlled the situation… When the issue got ignited, the country was on fire.”
On Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s visit to JNU after the incidents, Abdullah said “Congress has to think over it. Farooq Abdullah has no role it, Farooq is not his Advisor. I cannot comment on that.”
Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar and two others students have been arrested by Delhi Police on sedition charges in connection with the event on February 9 where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.