Bengaluru: Research scholars and students from prominent educational institutions here on Thursday held a demonstration expressing solidarity with Jawaharlal Nehru University students.
About a 100 research scholars, students and also some faculty members from Indian Institute of Science (IISC), National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), and a few collages affiliated to Bengaluru University gathered at Town Hall here and shouted slogans in support of JNU students.
They questioned the police action and charges ofsedition levelled against the students’s Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar.
The gathering shouted slogans demanding for “azadi (freedom)” from RSS, BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, andpolice action.
“What happened in JNU was not an accident. It was partof a concerted and systematic attack on freedom of speech and expression,” V K Ramachandran, Professor at ISI said.
Protestors also condemned the act of lawyers at Patiala House court in New Delhi.
Clifton Rozario, State General secretary of All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU, said “I hang my head in shame for the atrocities committed by the lawyers or those in the garb of lawyers.