Anti-India sentiments not acceptable: Rajnath Singh on 'pro-Afzal Guru' slogans at JNU

Expressing concern over anti-national activities at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Friday, said anyone challenging nation's unity and integrity will not be spared.

Updated: Feb 12, 2016, 10:26 AM IST
Anti-India sentiments not acceptable: Rajnath Singh on 'pro-Afzal Guru' slogans at JNU

New Delhi: Expressing concern over anti-national activities at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Friday, said anyone challenging nation's unity and integrity will not be spared.

“If anyone raises anti-national slogans and tries to challenge nation's unity and integrity, they will not be spared,” Rajnath said.

The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said he had apprised and given necessary instructions to Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi about what happened in JNU.

Delhi Police on Thursday registered a case of sedition in connection with an event at JNU against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru following complaints by BJP MP Maheish Girri and ABVP.

JNU on Tuesday night witnessed clashes between two student groups over Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged on February 09, 2013 in Tihar Jail.

The students allegedly shouted slogans hailing 'Shaeed Afzal Guru' and also chanted anti-India slogans. They also expressed solidarity with "struggle" of Kashmiri migrants and advocated for 'Azad Kashmir'.

Some students had pasted posters across the campus inviting people to a protest march against "judicial killing of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhatt" and in solidarity with "struggle of Kashmiri people for their democratic right to self determination" at varsity's Sabarmati dhaba.

The left-dominated JNU students union distanced itself from the controversy on Thursday, saying ABVP was opposed to it and not the union. Of the four top posts of the union, three are held by Leftist AISA and AISF and one by ABVP.

The Left leaders of the union also termed the ABVP complaint as an attempt to curb the "democratic traditions" of the university.