Hindutva activist Amit Jani on Sunday threatened to enter JNU and gun down the university Student's Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and research scholar Umar Khalid. In his warning on Facebook, Jani warned the two students to leave Delhi by March 31, failing which he would get them “gunned down” by his volunteers.
A self-styled “protector” of Hindus and chief of the Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena, Jani announced on his Facebook profile that, “there are just four days left in the ultimatum of leaving Delhi. Tell us, countrymen, should we get them bombed ? All preparations have been made. Boys are ready and so are the weapons! We will do it silently, without any information so that they do not disappear like Owaisi...I swear it on Maa Bhagwati, I would leave politics if I am unable to get them shot in JNU”.
Jani's announcement on Facebook got about 1800 likes, 1000 comments and was shared 148 times in less than a day.
Jani shot to infamy in 2012 when he vandalised the Statue of former State Chief Minister Mayawati. Last week he tried to enter the residence of Asaduddin Owaisi but was detained before that.
Speaking to The Hindu, Jani reiterated his threat. “This I want to make clear that if Umar and Kanhaiya, who repeatedly insulted the country, do not leave Delhi, then I will enter the university and slay them. I am repeating it that nobody would be able to save and protect them from us”.
“We are from western UP. We will not sit behind the bangles of law. We know how to take action ourselves. The JNU students had also insulted Ma Durga. *I will slay the “mahisasurs” before April 8 as a homage to the goddess,” he told The Hindu.
Recalling precedents, he said “in 2012, I had asked Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to raze the statues of Mayawati. when he could not get it done, I myself broke the statues. So, I am a man of words who does what he says”.
Local police officials said that they would look into the matter and take action if necessary.
*[ Mahishasura was an evil, destructive buffalo demon from Hindu Mythology, who was killed by the goddess Durga (the light counterpart to Kali).]