“Not Superintendent Of Tihar Jail”: CPM Leader Slams JNU Vice Chancellor

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Freedom of speech, expression is a fundamental right and no VC can deny it: CPM leader

New Delhi: 

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader KK Ragesh on Sunday slammed JNU Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar for allegedly ‘suppressing freedom of speech’ saying “you are the head of this educational institute, not the Superintendent of Tihar jail.”

CPI-M leaders Md Salim and KK Ragesh on Sunday visited the JNU campus to meet the students protesting over the hostel fee hike.

“I got an official mail from the registrar that I should not come here. The Vice-Chancellor and administration must understand that this is not a fascist Hindu Rashtra. This is a democratic nation,” said Ragesh while addressing the students.  

“Freedom of speech and expression is a fundamental right and no VC can deny it. You are appointed as the VC of JNU, and not the Superintendent of Tihar Jail,” added KK Ragesh.

The CPI-M leader lauded the students, saying here is an institution which is courageous enough to challenge the undemocratic thi

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