New Delhi: While commenting on the JNU Row, bollywood actor- Anupam Kher on Friday, 18th March, stated that “people who are out on bail cannot be welcomed on campus”. Further, he said that he wants focus to shift from “kranti” (revolution) to “desh bhakti” (nationalism).
Anupam kher was speaker on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus for the screening of his film this evening, and while so he sought to comment over the JNU row. Moreover, notably his remarks were came hours after the JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were granted releasing order by the Delhi court on bail.
JNU students/ accused were arrested along with the JNUSU- President- Kanhaiya Kumar for their involvement in the controversial event in support of terrorist- Afzal Guru. Both of them were arrested in the last month. However, both of them are currently in custody and not released.
Moreover, in his comments, the actor- Anupam Kher said, “Someone who has returned on bail is not an Olympic hero”.
However, notably, the Delhi Court has made an interim order granting both of them an interim bail for the period of six months, by observing that both of them are ‘highly educated persons’.
Moreover, while addressing the gathering on the campus minutes before the screening of his film- Budhaa stuck in a traffic jam”, Anupam told the gathering that he want focus shifted back from Kranti to desh bhakti, soon after he told this, people started chanting “Bharat Mata ki jai” slogans.
However, it is also notable that this Anupam Kher had, last month, alleged that the JNU authorities had refused him to screen his film, however, as per university authorities, no request from Anupam they found made by him, either in verbal or written.
Moreover, as per JNUSU joint secretary- Saurabh Sharma who said later, the permission from the university authorities were sought for movie’s screening and it has allowed them to do so on 18th March.
Again notably, while speaking at the India Today Conclave on Friday, Kanhaiya told he was a fan of Anupam’s work.