Charges of sedition have been finalized against Umar Khalid and students who organized an event at JNU (Jawaharlal National University) campus. It was an anti-nationalist event against the execution of Afzal Guru and separatist leader Maqbool Bhat, and for Kashmir's right to self-determination which caused a heated argument between concerned authorities and the group.
People are angry and shocked at such an outburst as such an outrageous event was conducted along with anti-India slogans in India's own soil. People are throwing comments at twitter and facebook (angry teachers, students) demanding the shutting down of the JNU campus if no action is taken against those who were involved.
The impact is such that shopkeepers in Surat have decided after a meeting that they won't be paying taxes until the government doesn't shut down JNU. They would be filing a column in local Hindi, Gujarati and English newspapers. They are furious at people who raised slogans such as ''Pakistan Zindabad and Bharat Ki Barbadi Tak Jung Jari Rahegi'' and said that their hard earned money won't be used on them.
The protest was made against hanging of Afzal Guru, who was hanged on February 9, 2013 for his role in the 2001 attack on the parliament. That's why people want these students to get rusticated as slogans like ''Kitne Afzal Maaroge Ghar Ghar Se Afzal Niklega'' were also raised. They even flashed guns due to which police was called up.
As per DCP (PS Kushwaha), police is scanning the footage for those who raised the slogans and is recording the entire incident. After this incident, ABVP gave a seven day ultimatum to administration to get those students rusticated who did this outburst. They even staged a protest outside VC's office to demand rustication after which JNU ordered inquiry.
VHP joint general secretary, Surender Jain said that if JNU didn't take any action against the students then they would insist the vice chancellor and the government that it would be better to shut the varsity in national interest.
Adding to the fuel, a research scholar at JNU, Basharat Ali said that they celebrate the martyrdom of Maqbool and Afzal every year as they sacrificed themselves for independence of Kashmir. The Delhi police have filed a case of sedition against those students.