Adequate security will be given to Kanhaiya Kumar, govt tells Azad

March 08, 2016 04:57 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 04:59 am IST - New Delhi

"Provide security to Kanhaiya Kumar. His life is in danger," Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

"Provide security to Kanhaiya Kumar. His life is in danger," Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday sought security for JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar in view of two “rewards” announced by two persons on his life and for chopping off his tongue, after which the government said adequate protection will be provided to him.

Mr. Azad said one Adarsh Sharma of Purvanchal Sena had put up posters announcing reward of Rs 11 lakh for anyone who kills Mr. Kumar.

He also said Kuldeep Varshnay, a BJP Yuva Morcha leader, had also announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for cutting off Mr. Kumar’s tongue.

He said first fake videos were circulated against the student leader and then he was booked under charges of sedation.

“When he is out on bail, there is conspiracy to kill him,” the Congress leader said.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said adequate security will be given to Mr. Kumar.

Mr. Naqvi also said BJP took immediate action Mr. Varshnay and legal action too would be taken.

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