Political leaders and citizens on Twitter are belting out their views on #JNURow and #PatialaHouse attack on JNU students and journalists. We bring you a slice of the action even as JNU students union leader Kanhaiya Kumar was bundled off to Tihar jail.
Kumar, arrested for sedition, was on Wednesday sent to judicial custody till March 2 while the Supreme Court made Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi personally responsible for his safety after being told that he was "badly beaten up" while being brought to court premises.
Several journalists were again beaten up by a section of lawyers at the Patiala House Court - much like what happened on Monday - before Kanhaiya Kumar was brought there.
With another day of scuffles at the Patiala House court, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the law and order situation in the national capital was "fast deteriorating" and the Communist Party of India-Marxist demanded Bassi's removal following the "assault" on Kanhaiya Kumar. Bassi, however, maintained that the JNU student was not beaten up.
Where is this LG hidden these days who claims to be the real govt and holds control on Police?
— Ashutosh Mishra (@ashu3page) February 17, 2016
Delhi Cabinet will meet Hon'ble President at 2 pm tomo to discuss Delhi law and order situation
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 17, 2016
राष्ट्र विरोध से मुकाबला हमारी रगों मैं है. लेकिन निर्दोष छात्रों पर दमन फासीवाद का चेहरा हो सकता है हमारे हिन्दुस्तानी राष्ट्रवाद का नहीं..
— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) February 13, 2016
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 17, 2016
Operation Sanitize JNU has just begun
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) February 16, 2016
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) February 17, 2016
What ever is happening in Patiala house premises is direct attack on judiciary. This is not possible without support of the Modi govt.
— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) February 17, 2016
Media has an unhindered right to report. Attack on Media persons is highly improper and condemnable
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) February 17, 2016