JNU probes burning effigy of PM Narendra Modi


The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is probing into the incident of burning of an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah at the campus on Tuesday, its vice chancellor said on Wednesday.

On Thursday ordered an inquiry into burning of effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others by a section of students in the university campus on the occasion of Dussehra by projecting them as Ravana.

“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 put on the effigy set ablaze on Tuesday night.

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.”

The students also came down heavily on what they call “anti-student policies” and the decision of the university administration to muzzle dissenting voices on campus.

The effigy was burnt at Saraswati Dhaba as a park of protest.

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