The convoy came under attack while on way to Saharsa after a meeting at Supaul district. While it was passing through a local market, protestors pelted stones at it, in which glasses of several vehicles were damaged.
EX JNUSU president and CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar convoy was attacked in Bihar. Kanhaiya was hurt in the incident. He was going from Supaul to Saharsa district as part of CAA campaign.
Bihar: Former JNU Students Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar injured after stones were pelted at his convoy in Supaul, today. Kanhaiya was heading towards Saharsa, after addressing a rally in Supaul at the time of incident. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/IzJhtWzxiB
— ANI (@ANI) February 5, 2020
Kanhaiya Kumar was addressing the people on the Citizenship Amendment Act along with other anti-CAA protesters as part of the All India Hum Bharat ke campaign.
Police say nobody was hurt in the attack. But Kanhaiya Kumar on his twitter handle mentioned that one of the friends who was driving was hurt.
He also said, tomorrow in Saharsa and Madhepura rallies,”Hum bharat ke log” will respond to such violent attacks by slogans of “freedom in the free country”
आज जन-गण-मन यात्रा के सातवे दिन झंझारपुर और सुपौल में सभाओं का आयोजन हुआ। यात्रा को मिल रहे अपार जनसमर्थन से हताश होकर गोडसेवादियो ने सुपौल बाजार में यात्रा के क़ाफ़िले पर हमला किया, लेकिन नफरतों के साये में मोहब्बत का कारवाँ रूकने वाला नही है। 😊 pic.twitter.com/iNyDY1nO7i
— Kanhaiya Kumar (@kanhaiyakumar) February 5, 2020
This was the second time in four days that Kanhaiya Kumar’s convoy was attacked. Stones were thrown at his vehicle on Saturday as his convoy passed through Saran district. Two of the vehicles were damaged at the time.
The attacked happened around 5.30 in the evening after the end of the meeting. The incident happened near a police station where some 25-30 youth were sloganeering in favour of CAA. They threw black ink at Kanhaiya’s vehicle and then stones.
Kanhaiya Kumar along with Chandrashekhar Azad, the two youth icons have been the sharpest critics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies.
Chandra Shekhar Azad was arrested/detained several times in the last month and was not allowed to even reach protest sites.