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We are Against Institutional Violence

Full Text of Kanhaiya Kumar's JNU Speech

This is the near full text of Kanhaiya Kumar's speech on 11 February where addressed a gathering on the JNU campus. The Hindi speech Kumar delivered was translated by JP Yadav of The Telegraph from a recording uploaded on YouTube. 

We thank The Telegraph, Calcutta for providing us access to the transcript of Kanhaiya Kumar's speech. 

They are the ones who burnt the Tricolour. They are followers of Savarkar who apologised to the British. They are the ones who, in Haryana, have changed the name of one airport. There was one airport named after Bhagat Singh. The Khattar government has now named it after one Sanghi (a person associated with the RSS).

What I mean to say is that we don't need the certificate of patriotism from the RSS. We don't need a nationalist certificate from the RSS. We belong to this country. We love this country. We fight for the 80 per cent of the poor population of this country. For us, this is nation worship.

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