New Delhi, Feb. 17 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who joined the BJP protest at the Jantar Mantar here on Wednesday against the ‘anti-national’ slogans raised at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, said that there was a struggle underway between the forces of ‘make India and break India’ in which the former was bound to prevail.
“Throughout the nation, there is a struggle between ‘make India and break India’ going on right now. The forces that are trying to unite the nation will not spare those who are trying to divide the nation. There are some, who through the use of divisive forces are trying to hamper the nation’s development and sovereignty. The nation needs to unite against such people,” Naqvi told ANI before joining the protest at the Jantar Mantar.
In a veiled attack on the Opposition, he added that there were political parties, who were trying to unite with divisive forces for personal gains and added that they were harming themselves as well as the nation.
Talking about the similar state of protest brewing at the Jadavpur University in West Bengal, Naqvi said that it was only a handful of students responsible for the unrest and appealed to the student body to identify those ‘anti-national’ elements and fight against them.
“Be it Jadavpur or JNU or any other university, we can’t brand the entire campus as anti-national. All the students can’t be anti-national. Yes, there are a handful, who indulge in such activities and are trying to disgrace the entire student body. The students must raise their voices against the anti-national elements brewing among them and take the matter in their own hands,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sought a report from the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) Government in West Bengal over the protest by Jadavpur University students.
The ongoing protests in Delhi against the crackdown on the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) reached Jadavpur University yesterday.
The students of Jadavpur University took out a torch rally yesterday and raised slogans against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
The students, affiliated to various Left Parties, took to the streets in Kolkata to protest the alleged police atrocities inside the JNU campus. (ANI)