IMPHAL, March 13 - President of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students� Union Kanhaiya Kumar has expressed support to Manipur�s human rights defender Irom Chani Sharmila�s movement against Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 (AFSPA).
This was conveyed by Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested recently on the charges of raising anti-India slogans in a student rally against the 2013 hanging of Mohammed Afzal Guru, to a team of All Manipur Working Journalists� Union(AMWJU), which was in Delhi, sources here informed.
�JNU had organised some programmes in support of Sharmila and against AFSPA. When Sharmila came to Delhi, we participated in her demonstrations. Unfortunately, I have not personally met her,� Kanhaiya told the AMWJU team.
Appealing to NE and particularly students of Manipur, Kanhaiya said that there are some wrong perceptions about JNU. �We always stand against AFSPA. We always stand for human rights and fundamental rights of the common masses. So please join our movement, save JNU, save the nation,� Kanhaiya, leader of All India Student Federation, student wing of CPI said.