New Delhi, Oct 13, 2016: The Jawaharlal Nehru University once again comes in highlights after the video of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of the Congress party, went viral on social media in which the student has claimed to put on fire an effigy of Ravan, with faces of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, and others, on Dussehra.
According to reports, members of the Congress-affiliated students’ body celebrated Dussehra on Tuesday night by burning the effigy of PM Modi, claiming that it was a protest against the Centre’s “failure” in honouring its promises and the continuous attacks on various educational institutions across the country.
Besides Modi and Shah, the effigy had faces of Yoga guru Ramdev, Sadhvi Pragya, Nathuram Godse, Asaram Bapu and JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar.
However, the students also carried placards with the slogan, ‘Truth shall prevail over evil’.
On the other hand, the Congress party has distanced itself from the incident, saying that it does not endorse objectionable language but has ever right to raise topics concerning the nation.
Delhi BJP general secretary Ashish Sood condemned the incident and questioned the intention of the opposition party.
Earlier, JNU had come in the highlight on February 9 this year due to demonstration inside their campus against the capital punishment given to Afzal Guru and Kashmiri separatist Maqbool Bhat.