Ex-serviceman files complaint against Kanhaiya Kumar for his remarks against Indian Army

Dharamshala: Ex-serviceman and national shooter Kahan Singh Thakur on Wednesday filed a complaint against JNU Student Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar in a district court in Dharamshala for his alleged derogatory remarks against the Army at an event in Delhi.

Kanhaiya Kumar. PTI

Kanhaiya Kumar. PTI

The complaint was filed in the Kangra District and Sessions Court under Section 124-A (sedition), 499 (defamation), 500 (punishment for defamation), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 505 and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the IPC.

"I have registered a complaint in the court against the JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar today for not apologising for his remarks on Indian soldiers," Thakur said.

The complaint was filed as the deadline for Kanhaiya to reply to his notice ended on 27 March.

Kahan's counsel Vishav Chakshu said Kanhaiya, on the occasion of Women's Day in Delhi, had said we will raise our voice against Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), while we have a lot of respect for our soldiers, we will still talk about the fact that in Kashmir women are raped by security personnel.

Kanhaiya also made similar remarks about security forces in Rwanda, Africa and Gujarat, where the women were not just killed but were raped first.

Terming as "highly obnoxious and irresponsible" an attempt to "attempt to vilify the forces" Kanhaiya's remark, a legal notice was sent to him on 14 March seeking a public apology within 15 days, Chakshu said.

Kanhaiya neither replied to the notice, nor apologised for his derogatory remarks against the Army, he said, adding that the case will come up for hearing on 12 April.

Updated Date: Apr 07, 2016 10:19 AM

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