Students burn effigy of PM Modi, Amit Shah at JNU campus dubbing them as ‘Ravana’

University officials, when contacted, were tight-lipped about whether the students had sought a permission for the event or not.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 12, 2016 6:12 pm
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While Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, 26/11 mastermind Hafeez Saeed and heads of several other militant organisations were the faces of Ravana effigies burnt on Dussehra across the country, a section of JNU students chose the visages of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah to represent the demon king and burnt his effigy.

The act might backfire on them considering the university administration’s decision last week to order a proctorial inquiry into the effigy-burning of the Gujarat government and ‘gau-rakshak’ (cow vigilantes) and to issue show-cause notices to the students concerned.

Members of the Congress-affiliated National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) celebrated Dussehra last night by burning the effigy of Modi as Ravan, claiming that it was a protest against the Centre’s “failure” in honouring its promises and the continuous attacks on various educational institutions across the country.

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

“The effigy-burning was to symbolise our dissatisfaction with the current government. The idea is to root out the evil from governance and bring about a system that is pro-student and pro-people,” said Sunny Diman, an NSUI activist and the outfit’s candidate in the recently-concluded JNUSU polls.

“Look at what this government has done to our country. The promises it made are still on paper and are repeated only in speeches. Whenever students want to raise their voice, they are attacked by the administration, certainly on instructions from the government. This Dussehra, we wanted to put an end to these rubbish activities,” he added.

The effigy was burnt at the famous Saraswati Dhaba on the JNU campus. University officials, when contacted, were tight-lipped about whether the students had sought a permission for the event or not.

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    Jay
    Oct 12, 2016 at 5:05 pm
    So burning effigy of elected leaders and getting paid as a student by the same people who elected Modi the tax payers is called learning?
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      Hinduism for
      Oct 13, 2016 at 4:20 am
      Both modi and shah should be burned with the effigy. Modi is a fascist, who has dumped his wife, he is a bloandody murderer
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        Hinduism for
        Oct 13, 2016 at 4:18 am
        Hood job jnu students, modi and am it need to be burned with the effigy
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          Jay
          Oct 12, 2016 at 5:27 pm
          Why is pope and Teresa missing in effigy?
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            IML sood
            Oct 12, 2016 at 10:03 pm
            The big Q is do they deserve such freedom in name of Education for which JNU which becoming hub of anti nationals.Why the present Education Minister is sleeping when such elements are spoiling the real character of educational insutions.Action is bound to be taken and that too ruthlessly as no lesson has been learnt by them from previous incidents.
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              Saumya
              Oct 12, 2016 at 7:25 pm
              You know that he's hairy , because he Shat in your mouth and some hairs were also dropped along..
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                Ritik
                Oct 12, 2016 at 4:52 pm
                Nobody would believe that. No brahmin burns a brahmin. More so during that time there was no caste. Castes came just 3000 years ago when the bstrds from Centeal Asia arrived in South Asia after m murdering indigenous people on their way.
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                  Jim
                  Oct 12, 2016 at 4:18 pm
                  anti-Modi mofus will be mofus
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