ABVP files complaint against JNU professor

New Delhi: The Akhil Bhartiya Vidya Parishad (ABVP) on Sunday lodged a police complaint against JNU professor Nivedita Menon for her alleged remarks justifying pro-liberation slogans on Kashmir.

JNU Students' Union Joint Secretary Saurabh Sharma lodged a complaint at Vasant Kunj police station against comments he attributed to Menon.

"Everyone knows that India is illegally occupying Kashmir. It is said the world over. Everybody accepts (it)," one of the statements attributed to Ms. Menon said.

"This attracts criminal prosecution and appropriate action must be taken in this regard," he added.

Mr. Sharma also lodged a police complaint against the JNU associate dean for giving permission for the February 9 event against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

"I request you to kindly take strong action against the concerned authority that had given permission and silently supported February 9 programme," he said in a separate complaint.

News24 Bureau