- Arvind Kejriwal meets Pranab Mukherjee over lawless situation in Delhi
- Kejriwal alleged that even his minister got a death threat over JNU row
- Kejriwal has often accused the Delhi police chief of working for the BJP
Mr Kejriwal and his cabinet of six other ministers met with President Pranab Mukherjee today to list their concerns.
Twice this week, at court hearings for the arrested student, the same group of lawyers beat up reporters and supporters of Mr Kumar, who is a student leader at the famous Jawaharlal Nehru University of JNU. On both days, the police did not intervene.
The lawyers who unleashed the violence have said they were punishing those who shouted "anti-India slogans". Despite the violence being televised, nobody has been arrested so far.
"If someone raises anti-India slogans, kill them," said Mr Kejriwal acerbically. "When the police asks 'why did you kill them', they will say 'we killed because of anti-India slogans.'" He also said that one of his minsters, Kapil Mishra, received a death threat on the phone this morning, warning him not to comment on the JNU controversy.
The Delhi Police reports not to Mr Kejriwal but to the union Home Ministry; the Chief Minister has repeatedly accused police chief BS Bassi of operating as little more than "a BJP agent".
A prime participant in Monday's violence was BJP legislator OP Sharma, who was photographed thrashing a Left activist. He claims he was hit first, but also says he will take to task anyone who makes anti-India remarks. A police case has not been filed against Mr Sharma yet.
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