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Outsider enters JNU campus, slaps Kanhaiya

NEW DELHI, 07/03/2016: Jawaharlal Nehru University students Union (JNUSU), president Kanhaiya Kumar speaks during an interview at the JNU Campus in New Delhi on Monday. March 07, 2016. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

NEW DELHI, 07/03/2016: Jawaharlal Nehru University students Union (JNUSU), president Kanhaiya Kumar speaks during an interview at the JNU Campus in New Delhi on Monday. March 07, 2016. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

The JNUSU president was slapped and verbally abused by an ‘outsider’ at the university campus Thursday evening.

While the lecture on nationalism was being delivered on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, the student's union president Kanhaiya Kumar was slapped and abused by a man, who allegedly carried a knife in his hand.

According to eyewitnesses, the attacker, who was later identified as Vikas Chaudhary and was an outsider on the campus, called Mr. Kumar aside to talk to him, abused him in the middle of the conversation and slapped him.

He was fined last year

It has emerged that Mr. Kumar, who is facing sedition charges, was fined by the university administration last year for “misbehaving” with a woman student and “threatening” her on June 10, 2015. She asked Kanhaiya, who was not the JNUSU president then, not to urinate in the open on the campus. The woman, who now teaches at Delhi University, alleged that Mr. Kumar “misbehaved” with her and called her a “psychopath” while threatening her.

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