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Jhanvi Behal, 15, from Ludhiana has been making headlines after challenging talk-of-the-town Kanhaiya Kumar , president of the JNU Students’ Union, to a debate on freedom of speech and expression. But who is this girl?

She also advised Kanhaiya Kumar to think before making any statement and to avoid using abusive language against the Prime Minister who was elected by the citizens of India.

Jhanvi Behal who invited Kanhaiya for debate is a student of DAV Public School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar. She is also an active member of an NGO Raksha Jyoti Foundation and was honoured on Republic Day for her contribution to many projects including Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

 

While talking to Hindustan Times, Jhanvi Behal said the constitution gives us freedom to express, but it does not mean that we can cross limits. Kanhayia Kumar and others have been misusing the fundamental right for their political gain.

“What has happened in JNU campus in the name freedom of expression is not tolerable for any Indian. The students were raising anti-India slogans, when armymen were sacrificing their lives fighting against Pakistan sponsored terrorists, ”said Jhanvi.

“The student leaders for their political gain have been indulging in mud-sledging and using abusing language against the Prime Minister, who is elected by citizens of India. Their act will malign the image of India in the whole world,” she added.

Jhanvi Behal has raised several public issues in the past. Recently, she had filed a writ in Punjab and Haryana high court against adult movies and porn content on social networking sites.

She also appeared in the court in her school uniform. The high court had pronounced judgment in her favour. She had also taken the matter of road blockage of various organizations to court.

 

 

We dug out some facts about the girl to know her better:

1 Back in 2014, she conducted a sting operation on tobacco and liquor stores in a bid to uncover the practice of selling cigarettes and other tobacco-based products to teenagers. Her operation even led to the filing of an FIR against some stores.

2 She considers Mother Teresa as her source of inspiration for working for the society’s betterment. Jhanvi made a documentary, Maa Mera Ki Kasoor, on female foeticide to spread awareness. A student of DAV Public School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, she is also an active member of an NGO Raksha Jyoti Foundation and was honoured on Republic Day for her contribution in many projects including Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

3 She sought judicial intervention over frequent dharnas and the traffic snarls that they result in.

4 She has written several letters to the Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India, information and broadcasting minister on a number of social issues.

5 She had filed a writ in Punjab and Haryana high court against adult movies and porn content on social networking sites. She also appeared in the court in her school dress. The high court had pronounced judgment in her favour.

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