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A day after the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), the university said it was “investigating the matter”.
The JNU administration had recently served proctorial notices to four students for burning an effigy of the Gujarat government and gau rakshaks.
On Tuesday, members of the Congress-affiliated NSUI burnt an effigy representing the Prime Minister, to represent their “dissatisfaction with the current government” at the Sabarmati Dhaba.
They had also burnt effigies representing Ramdev, Sadhvi Pragya, Nathuram Godse, Asaram Bapu and JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar.
Responding to the event, the vice-chancellor tweeted: “The effigy burning incident at JNU was brought to our notice. We are investigating the matter and examing all relevant information.”
Sunny Dhiman, a leader of the NSUI, said, “Earlier, we had burnt an effigy of Modi on the campus premises and nothing happened. Effigy burnings are routine in JNU… no permission is needed for them.”