New Delhi, Feb. 14 (ANI): Asserting that the current state of unrest at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was a worrisome indication for the future of the youth and the country, Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra on Sunday said that agitations will continue if the Centre loses focus on student’s education.
“Suicide and agitation will increase, if the simple focus is not on education to build their future, in this competitive world. We need peace and compassion in our society not hatred ?#?JNU? ?#?Rohith? !!,” Vadra said in his Facebook post.
“Mentors with their influence and leaders with authority to direct and change unconditionally, have a responsibility to help the next generation evolve to an even better India,” he added.
Earlier today, the Congress came out all guns blazing on the Centre, saying that the entire JNU was being attacked instead of initiating action over a handful of students over the Afzal Guru event in the campus.
“The question is simple. Why is the Modi Government hell-bent on locking up and demolishing a great institution which is an accumulation of liberal thought process and democracy? If 10, 20 people have raised anti-India sentiments then Congress condemns it. But why brand the entire JNU as anti-national and convert it into a police chavni?” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told ANI.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi today dispelled rumour that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been asked to take over the JNU row probe. Bassi said that his men are competent enough to investigate each and every case which they register.
Bassi, however, said that the Delhi Police is duty bound to inform the NIA.
Reports earlier suggested that the Delhi Police top brass was keen on transferring the case to the Special Cell or the National Investigation Agency since “links between the JNU students and terrorist Afzal Guru” need to be probed.
A status report on the JNU case has already been submitted to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. (ANI)