A video clip that has gone viral on social media shows a student, reportedly of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), saying that he would 'buy an AK-47 ' and resort to lathi-charging the police and media persons.
'Like we were beaten, the next turn will be of police and media persons. We certainly will wield batons and bash up police as we aren't afraid of anyone,' the protestor told Republic TV. 'Do you think we're animals? We are fighting for our rights,' he added.
"Can't I buy an AK-47??"— Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) November 20, 2019
JNU protester threatens to pick up arms. The loser is showing inability to pay his fees but confidently claims that he is capable of buying an AK-47 to shoot the police & media persons!! #ShutDownJNU pic.twitter.com/cZ0W3shQGF
When Rhythm Bhardwaj, the legal editor of Republic TV, asked him categorically if his statement was tantamount to a call for arms, the student shot back: 'I'm physically handicapped and have faced the baton of the police. Can't I buy AK-47? I have the stature and power to buy it.'
The police and JNU students were involved in a clash on Tuesday which left many from both sides injured. The students have been protesting against a hike in hostel and mess fee.