Cops refuse permission for AIPC event featuring Kanhaiya Kumar

Kanhaiya Kumar

Mumbai: The Mumbai police have denied permission to the All India Professional Congress (AIPC) book launch program featuring student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, citing law and order as the reason.

The AIPC is affiliated to the Congress party. The event, was to be held in a college in Bandra area.

Sanjay Jha, AIPC Maharashtra unit chief, tweeted an image of suburban Bandra police’s order denying permission on Friday.

“So we are not being given permission for holding the book launch and interaction with Kanhaiya Kumar on (the topic) “Bihar to Tihar” by Mumbai police. Shocking! law and order problems, really?” Jha asked on Twitter.

Jha also tagged Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the tweet. He asked CM “is this your governance? is democracy officially dead?”

Kanhaiya is a former President of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union.

In February 2016, he was arrested and accused of sedition by the Delhi police for allegedly doing nothing to prevent the alleged of raising anti-India slogans in a student rally.[1] The rally was called to protest the 2013 hanging of Mohammed Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri separatist convicted for the 2001 Indian Parliament attack.