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JNU orders probe against NSUI activists for burning effigy of PM Modi

“The administration has ordered a probe into the incident and we are investigating all relevant information regarding the matter,” said Jagdesh Kumar, the Vice-Chancellor of JNU

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 13 Oct 2016 6:48 AM GMT

JNU orders probe against NSUI activists for burning effigy of PM Modi
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New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) officials on Thursday said that the University has ordered an investigation against the National Students Union of India (NSUI) activists who, on Wednesday, burnt an effigy of Ravan, with face of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Dussehra.

“The administration has ordered a probe into the incident and we are investigating all relevant information regarding the matter,” said Jagdesh Kumar, the Vice-Chancellor of JNU.

The incident:

  • Members of the Congress-affiliated NSUI had, on Tuesday, burnt an effigy representing the faces of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bhartiya Janata Party President Amit Shah and other BJP leaders to show their dissatisfaction with the current government.
  • The students also burnt effigies representing Ramdev, Sadhvi Pragya, Nathuram Godse, Asaram Bapu and JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar.

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What NSUI leader said:

  • Sunny Dhiman, a leader of the NSUI, said that the students were not afraid of any action taken against him.
  • Dhiman who was the presidential candidate in the recent JNU Students Union Elections said that the new JNU Student Union was afraid of Modi and thus were not able to take any strict instance against him but we are not afraid of him.
  • He said that the effigy was burn to put end to the Hindu fundamentalist ideas which were propagated in the country after the PM took over the throne.
  • Responding to the tweet by the JNU VC the leader stated, “Earlier, we had burnt an effigy of Modi inside the campus premises and nothing had happened. Effigy burnings are routine in JNU… no permission is needed for them.”

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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