JNU Students' Union President Kanhaiya Kumar returned to the JNU campus late on Thursday night and took on the BJP government in a speech, a few hours after his release from jail.
A report in NDTV, quotes him as saying:
I come from a village. Where there are magic shows. People show magic and sell rings that fulfill all wishes...We have some people like that in our country, who say black money will come back, sabka saath sabka vikas (development for all). We Indians forget too soon but this time the tamasha (show) is too big and these jumlas (gimmicks) won't be forgotten.
"We don't want freedom from India but those who are looting India," he added.
Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested on February 12 in connection with a sedition case over a controversial JNU event, was granted interim bail on Wednesday for six months by the Delhi High Court which said that he has to cooperate in the ongoing investigation and has to present himself before the investigators as and when required.
To express solidarity with Kanhaiya Kumar and celebrate his return from jail, JNU students took out a victory march at the university campus.
Carrying posters of B R Ambedkar and shouting slogans like 'Jail ka Tala Toota hai, comrade Kanhaiya chhoota hai', the students first gathered at Ganga Dhaba and then moved towards the admin block where Kumar was to address them.
Despite his return coming with riders and the bail being interim, supporters described it as a triumph for truth and the cause for saving democracy and the university, a message their posters conveyed as well.
One of the interesting messages carried on a poster read, "If you have been to jail for justice, then you are my friend."
The crowd was almost unequivocal in its criticism of the sedition case but general secretary Rama Naga cautioned against saying anything which could be misinterpreted later.
Watch the video of his speech here.