JNU row: BJP MLA caught on camera assaulting person; justifies it

o-p-sharma BJP MLA O.P. Sharma | TV screen grab

In a shocking act of vandalism, a Delhi lawmaker was caught on camera leading an assault on an unidentified person with group of his supporters and later justifying his violent actions.

BJP MLA O.P. Sharma who was at the Delhi's Patiala House Court on Monday to show his support to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who had a court hearing in a defamation case. After Jaitley left the court, Sharma and his supporters took to violence, along with lawyers who launched a blatant attack on JNU students, teachers and journalists.

Sharma while talking to a TV channel justified assaulting a person, saying there is nothing wrong in “even killing those who raise pro-Pakistan slogans.”

"If you ask me, there is nothing wrong in beating up or even killing someone shouting slogans in favour of Pakistan," he was quoted by CNN IBN as saying.

He further added that he sought to “reason” with the people who were raising anti-India slogans and they turned violent.

On Monday, lawyers turned violent during the hearing of a bail plea of Kanhaiya Kumar, JNU students union president. Lawyers shouting anti-JNU slogans got into the fight with students, teachers and mediapersons present there.

According to the reports, police has been accused of inaction as lawyers went on a rampage.

Kanhaiya was arrested by Delhi police in a sedation case for allegedly organising an event inside the JNU campusagainst the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, where allegedly anti-India slogans were shouted by the agitating students. The event has triggered a major political controversy, after police cracked down on the students inside the university campus.

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Topics : #JNU | #Delhi | #BJP

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