Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union President Kanhaiya Kumar declared on Thursday night, that what the students wanted was “freedom in India, not freedom from India."
Addressing a huge gathering of students on the campus, soon after release from Tihar Jail, Mr. Kumar said: “It is not azadi from India, it is azadi in India [we want]... from the corrupt practices that are going on inside the country." Mr. Kumar made his fiery speech at the same place where he had addressed students just a day before his arrest.
|Some snippets from his speech:|
|"We want freedom not from India but from those who loot India."|
|"We will pursue this fight that was begun by Rohith Vemula and all of you and we will see it till it's end!"|
|"The PM had tweeted 'Satyameva Jayate'. I am also saying the same thing."|
|"The ABVP is not our enemy. They are our opposition."|
|"You speak against the government and they send doctored videos."|
|"This is a long fight. We will fight it without bowing!"|
|"The attack on JNU was planned to distract us from the UGC protest and dilute the fight for justice for Rohith Vemula."|