The national flag should not only fly atop a 207-ft mast on university campuses but also at RSS headquarters in Nagpur, JNU students union said on Friday asserting that their varsity already has a flag-post since decades.
The statement from JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) comes in wake of a resolution, adopted yesterday at a meeting of the Vice Chancellors with HRD Minister Smriti, saying the tricolour will fly on the campuses of all 46 central varsities “prominently and proudly” to signify a “strong India”.
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“No wonder how anti-national JNU is branded as, the flag-post at the administration block has existed here since decades. But this ‘nationalism’ is not only needed in universities but there is also a need to replace the ‘saffron’ flag atop RSS headquarters in Nagpur with the national flag,” said JNUSU Vice President Shehla Rashid Shora at a press conference here today.
“RSS has always had a problem with JNU and every now and then this anti-national tag has been hurled at the university ever since the BJP government came to power. But we stand united and the varsity is very much national,” she added.
The varsity is caught in a row over an event on campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, where anti-national slogans were allegedly released.
The JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar is in judicial custody in a sedition case over the incident.