GUJARAT: Students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), burnt an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express their “resentment with the current government”
The JNU administration had recently served notices to four students for burning an effigy of the PM.
The matter is under investigation, according to reports.
Indian Express reported that the members of the Congress-affiliated NSUI burnt an effigy representing the Prime Minister.
They had also burnt effigies representing Ramdev, Sadhvi Pragya, Nathuram Godse, Asaram Bapu and JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar.
Responding to the event, the vice-chancellor tweeted: “The effigy burning incident at JNU was brought to our notice. We are investigating the matter and examining all relevant information.”
Sunny Dhiman, a leader of the NSUI, said, “Earlier, we had burnt an effigy of Modi on the campus premises and nothing happened. Effigy burnings are routine in JNU… no permission is needed for them.”