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After Mumbai, ‘Free Kashmir’ poster seen at Mysuru; BJP says bigger conspiracy behind anti-CAA stir

More than 300 students from Mysore University staged a protest over the JNU attack and one of the protesters was seen displaying ‘Free Kashmir’ poster. Reactions poured in from political parties as BJP called it a conspiracy and Congress asked police to verify it.

Mysuru: Over 300 students from Mysore University in Karnataka participated in a protest over the brutal attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students. More than 30 students, including JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured as chaos prevailed on the campus for nearly two hours on January 5. However, a poster which made a brief appearance at the Mysore University protest grabbed attention as it stated, ‘Free Kashmir’. This comes just days after a similar incident was witnessed recently where a woman was seen holding a ‘Free Kashmir’ placard at a protest in Mumbai. The protesters expressed solidarity with JNU students and opposed the violent attack on them.

When BJP spokesperson S Prakash was asked about such posters making an appearance every now and then, he said that these placards clearly expose the bigger conspiracy behind the anti-CAA stir. This is the agenda of section of Leftist students in the country.

Congress leader Brijesh Kalappa said that several RSS volunteers have infiltrated the CAA protest and it is an RSS person holding the ‘Free Kashmir’ poster. The police should verify the meaning behind the ‘Free Kashmir’ poster.

Mysore Police commissioner KT Balakrishna said, “We have recorded the whole protest. We didn't see any ‘free Kashmir’ posters. I have enquired with my officers. If media has footage of it and reports of it are in newspapers, we'll see what legal action we can take.”