The Students Federation of India has pressed for a legal action against one internet search engine after a news report was published on a prominent web portal’s news page. In the news report titled “Now, Jadavpur varsity students raise pro-Afzal slogans” the website used a featured image where a group of students, sporting badges with “SFI” written over it, could be seen raising slogans.
Vipin Sharma, Secretary of the Himachal Pradesh state unit of the SFI, has lodged a complaint that online news item has allegedly misrepresented facts with an “intention to malign to the student’s outfit”.
In his complaint before the Station House Officer (SHO) of Baluganj Police Station, Shimla on Februray 17, Vipin Sharma also claimed that slogans as alleged in the news item were never raised by the students outfit in the their agitation.
“We have enough evidence to prove that slogans, as alleged by the news report, were never raised in our agitation. We have shared the video recording of our agitation with the media as well,” Sharma said in his complaint.
According to the news report, published on the search engine on February 16, Pro-Afzal slogans were raised at the campus of Jadavpur University where a group of students had held a march expressing solidarity with the students of JNU.
The matter concerning slogans at Jadavpur University has assumed serious proportions with the Centre seeking report from the West Bengal government.
Here is a copy of the complaint lodged by SFI’s Himachal Pradesh unit.