Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students have been in the news for thier contraversial protest against the the 2013 hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru blew up in the protester’s faces and generated outrage after it was publicised in the media. The students, allegedly seen shouting slogans supporting Afzal Guru and Kashmiri separatism which made Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the BJP’s student wing, who wrote to the Vice Chancellor that such marches should not be held on campus.
Kashmiri militant Afzal Guru left 14 people dead in a 2001 attack on India’s Parliament
There was heavy police presence at JNU as students clashed with cops, who went on to search hostels looking for “anti-nationals”. BJP’s student wing, ABVP, too stepped up protests against Tuesday’s JNU event, where anti-India slogans were raised.
BJP’s Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath in a statement said the “anti-national” protests at the JNU shows “educational lawlessness” prevailing on the campus.
Former servicemen of the Indian Army threatened to return their JNU degrees saying they “find it difficult” to be associated to with a university, which has become a “hub of anti-national activities”.
“We would be constrained to return our degrees if such activities are allowed to be conducted inside the university,” the ex-servicemen of 54th NDA course said in a letter to JNU vice-chancellor Jagdeesh Kumar on Saturday. And 1000 students & several professors of JNU protests aganst d arrest of JNUSU Pres Kanhaiya under sedition charges.
BJP MP Yogi Adityanath serious on this issue “It has become a habit there. Running with grant provided from the tax paid by the people, JNU has become a blot on education,” he said.
“Whether it is matter of beef party or celebration of Mahishasura Jayanti, if any education institution facilitates such events in the name of progressiveness, such institution should be closed down in the interest of the nation.”