A 1,200-page Charge Sheet for Shouting Slogans! Is Kanhaiya Kumar India’s Most Dangerous Man?

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A 1,200-page Charge Sheet for Shouting Slogans! Is Kanhaiya Kumar India’s Most Dangerous Man?

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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ook, we have to admit that Afzal Guru is a damn good terrorist. I know I know, don’t get me wrong, but I’m a fan of his work ethic. He was a thorough professional and took his job very seriously. Because he has succeeded in death what he supposedly set out to do while he was alive – divide this country.

It came to the fore three years ago when a college boy band headlined by Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid burst onto the scene with their number one smash hit “Aazadi” during a rally condemning the death of Afzal Guru. Apparently the tune was so catchy that it sparked off a Kiki challenge among some of the news channels. They started remixing their own version of the song by lip-syncing new lyrics over Kanhaiya and Khalid’s faces. The ruling party – known for their hatred of pop music – immediately got the cops to arrest Kanhaiya and Khalid over these videos. They were granted bail and the police began investigating the case to prepare a chargesheet.

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