‘Union ministries functioning like ‘Police thanas’, says Congress

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New Delhi, Mar. 15 (ANI): Following the chargesheet against 35 FTII students and an internal inquiry committee of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) recommending rustication of five varsity students over their alleged role in a controversial event last month, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday likened Union Ministries to ‘Police Thanas’.

Tewari took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express his views.

“Naked face of #NDA/BJPFascism- suspend students of JNU,charge sheet scholars of FTII Pune.HRD/I&B Ministries functioning like Police Thana,” he tweeted.

Thirty-five FTII students were yesterday listed in a chargesheet for allegedly gheraoing and illegally confining the institute’s director Prashant Pathrabe last year. 30 of the students were later granted bail.

A high-level internal committee of the JNU has found 21 students guilty of holding a controversial event on the campus last month, which had led to the arrest of JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others.

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The committee, in its unanimous report submitted to Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar, accused the students of violating university norms and rules by organising an event in the memory of Parliament attacks convict Afzal Guru. (ANI)

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