No protest against Modi, he is our PM: Jamia's media co-ordinator on convocation row

Updated: Nov 28, 2015, 17:06 PM IST
No protest against Modi, he is our PM: Jamia's media co-ordinator on convocation row

Jamia Millia Islamia’s media co-ordinator Mukesh Ranjan on Saturday said that he has not come across any reports of protests against PM Modi  over the university's convocation invite.

"Narendra Modi is our PM, he has been elected by people of India," Mukesh Ranjan said.

"We have invited the PM for our convocation ceremony, hope he is able to take out time and come," Mukesh Ranjan added.

Earlier, there were unconfirmed reports that Jamia Millia Islamia’s invite to PM Narendra Modi for the convocation has triggered a strong reaction among some of the alumni who have written to the Vice Chancellor urging him to “withdraw” it in view of the comments made by Modi against the varsity in 2008.

Modi had attacked Jamia in 2008 after the Batla House encounter in September that year.

Jamia had earlier this month sent an invite to Modi to be the chief guest at its annual convocation this year. However, the varsity has not received any acceptance or acknowledgment from the PMO so far in this regard.