JNU orders probe into effigy burning of PM Modi on Dussehra

University officials said that show cause notices have been issued to the students allegedly involved in the incident. They have been asked to appear before the Proctor and explain their position in this regard.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 13, 2016 8:53 pm
jnu, modi effigy, amit shah, modi effigy burnt, dussehra, ramlila, ravana burnt, india news, latest news University officials said that show cause notices have been issued to the students allegedly involved in the incident. They have been asked to appear before the Proctor and explain their position in this regard.

The JNU administration on Thursday ordered an inquiry into burning of Ravana’s effigy with faces of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and others plastered on it on the occasion of Dussehra, and issued show cause notices to students allegedly involved in the incident.

Meanwhile, the Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI), to which the organisers of the event belonged, has said the outfit supported the “intention” behind the protest but not the “method”.

“We have ordered an inquiry into the effigy burning incident and are examining the issue,” said JNU Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar, whose picture was also stuck on the effigy set ablaze on Tuesday night.

University officials said that show cause notices have been issued to the students allegedly involved in the incident. They have been asked to appear before the Proctor and explain their position in this regard.

The move comes nearly a week after the varsity ordered a proctorial inquiry into burning of effigy of Gujarat government and ‘gaurakshak’ (cow vigilantes) and issued show cause notices to the students concerned.

While Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and heads of several other militant organisations were the faces of Ravana’s effigies burnt on Dussehra across the country, members of NSUI chose the visages of PM and Shah to represent the demon king and burnt the effigy on Tuesday.

They claimed it was to protest against the Centre’s “failure” to honour its promises and the “continuous attacks” on various educational institutions across the country.

While university officials maintained that no permission was sought for the event, the organisers claimed that effigy burning was a “routine” thing on campus and did not require permission from the administration.

NSUI issued a statement saying, “We do not encourage the practice of effigy burning and reject it as a form of protest. However, in between debates on the form of protest, the intention behind it is getting defeated”.

“The protest was a manifestation of the anger boiling up among students. Although this act does not find place in NSUI code of conduct, it is completely democratic,” the statement added.

Besides Modi and Shah, the effigy had faces of Yoga guru Ramdev, Sadhvi Pragya, Nathuram Godse, Asaram Bapu and the Vice-Chancellor. The students also carried placards with slogan, ‘Truth shall prevail over evil’.

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    Harishankar
    Oct 15, 2016 at 10:36 am
    The JNU students have over the years made JNU one of the worst universities in the country with their anti-social activities and anti-national activities. Their opposition to those with modern progressive ideas and to those trying help the poor live with dignity comes from a inate desire to maintain their privileged position.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Hence it is only natural that they would burn Baba Ramdev's effigy - as Baba Ramdev highly progressive preaching on being humane, his adoption of modern ideas and efforts to rid Hinduism of it's pagan practices along with his great contributions to providing quality products at reasonable prices to all Indians is something these reactionary students find distasteful.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is a crying shame in India, that the Modi government continues to waste money on heavily subsidize these anti-national elements at the cost of millions of starving Indians - these funds should be used provide our poor students across the country better education so that they can innovate and create millions of jobs for the poor.
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    Jai
    Oct 13, 2016 at 5:45 pm
    Truth be told Hindutva is all about inciting mistrust and suion about Muslims and Christian fellow citizens.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;As if to say that all Hindu citizens are tax paying patriots.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;JNU and all of us opposed to Hindutva must maintain continuous protest against these Hinditva wadis.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;May Indias pluralistic traditions be cherished and remain strong. No one track mind please.
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    PRAVIN S
    Oct 13, 2016 at 4:59 pm
    probe will be completed after 5 years - till the time feku will be out of power and probe will suggest fekus hen chmen burning his effigy as a fa lse flag to punish kanah yiya kumar
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    Singh
    Oct 13, 2016 at 5:38 pm
    By that time you're M A MA will churn out five more PRAVIN S from different DNA set. Happy
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