Enquiry ordered at JNU after anti national protest
New Delhi: A disciplinary inquiry will be conducted after a video of students from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for conducting an anti-national memorial for Afzal Guru surfaces. The administration has stated that any talks of country’s disintegration cannot be ‘national’.
“India, go back!”, “We will fight till we destroy India” and “Afzal we will take your aspirations to the destination” were the anti-national slogans used by students. Afzal Guru was convicted and sentenced to death, for the parliament attack in 2001.
The members of the ABVP, student wing of the RSS protested outside the Vice Chancellor office demanding the expulsion of students involved in the event. The protests resulted in the administration ordering an inquiry.
The committee will be headed by the Chief Proctor of JNU who will be investigating the matter and submitting a report. The university authorities maintained that the act committed by the students amounted to ‘indiscipline’.
“The permission for the programme was sought by giving incomplete information, so it is an act of indiscipline. A committee headed by the Chief Proctor will examine the footage of the event and speak to the witnesses. It is on basis of the report, the varsity will take appropriate action,” JNU Vice Chancellor Jagdeesh Kumar said.
“There was nowhere mentioned in the permission request that the event will be on Afzal Guru, they just said that they wanted to organize a cultural event. How can any talk about disintegration of nation be national?” said varsity Registrar Bhupinder Zutshi