Former DUSU leaders meet Rijiju over JNU row

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Former leaders of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) on Wednesday called on Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and urged him to take stringent action against people who raised anti-India slogans at a gathering in Jawaharlal Nehru University.

“No student has the right to raise anti-Indian slogans. Though there is no restriction on protesting, anti-national activities won’t be tolerated,” the group of students told Rijiju.

The delegation included Sher Singh Dagar, former legislator Anil Jha and Gaurav Khari among others.

They also termed as “condemnable” the way supporters of Communist parties used abusive words for the prime minister.

Earlier, the current DUSU panel also wrote to JNU vice chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar and urged him to launch a probe against the other three office-bearers of the JNU Students’ Union(JNUSU), apart from president Kanhaiya Kumar who was arrested on sedition charges after allegedly raising anti-India slogans.

The controversy erupted last week when some students organised a meet to mourn the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front co-founder Maqbool Bhat, where anti-India slogans were raised.

Another commemorative meeting was held at the Press Club of India in Delhi where anti-India slogans and placards were raised.

“Since the three elected office-bearers of JNUSU were involved in the entire incident and the president of the union has been arrested and sent to judicial custody by court, the role of the other three office-bearers should be investigated in detail, and if found guilty, should be relieved of their duties,” said the letter to the JNU vice chancellor.

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