JNUSU files police complaint against misleading news story

After 25 CRPF personnel were killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, several pictures have been reportedly circulated on social media that show JNU students allegedly celebrating the Naxal attack.

According to JNU students, the pictures – portraying JNU students Kanhaiya Kumar, Rama Naga and Shehla Rashid celebrating the Sukma naxal attack – are part of a misleading story.

JNU students have written a complaint to the Delhi Police on Thursday claiming that the pictures have been morphed with the aim to incite violence.

The complaint was filed at Vasant Kunj (North) police station by JNUSU President Mohit Kumar Pandey. In the complaint Kumar has written: "After the Sukma attack, BJP and RSS affiliated websites and had posted pictures of JNU students celebrating the killing of 25 jawans. The photos were released on 25 April on the websites with a story claiming that the JNU students were celebrating the naxal attack."

The websites had later taken down the story. JNU students have claimed that two-year old pictures were used to manufacture a fake story with the aim to incite violence.

One picture was taken right after the JNUSU elections in September 2015 in which Kanhaiya Kumar was elected as the JNUSU President.

While the other picture had students celebrating when Kanhaiya Kumar was given bail in the JNU sedition case. A third picture taken after the 2013 JNUSU elections was also used by the websites.

"We have received the complaint and are looking into the contents of the letter. Appropriate action will be taken according to due procedure of law," said a senior police official.
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