New Delhi: The renowned Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is back again in news but this time for all the wrong reasons. Some students of the esteemed institution decided to celebrate the festival of Dussehra in a ‘shocking’ fashion.
When the entire nation celebrated the festival of Dussehra on 11 October, their anger against Pakistan was evident from their burning effigies of ‘terrorists’, but some group of students in JNU felt otherwise. These group of students apparently from the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) celebrated the festival by burning effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Ravana. As per reports the incident took place at the Saraswati Dhaba on the JNU campus.
According to reports, the students of the Congress student wing not only burnt effigies of PM Modi but also those of BJP President Amit Shah, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Sadhvi Pragya, Nathuram Godse, Asaram Bapu and JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar.
Some pictures of effigies of PM Modi and other BJP leaders being burnt have appeared on social networking sites such as Facebook, however, the authenticity of those images cannot be verified.
If reports are to be believed, some sources revealed that the students wanted to protest against the Modi government failing on their promises and for them ‘attacking’ various educational institutions.
First Published | 12 October 2016 9:22 PM