People should know about act of sedition at JNU: BJP

BJP leaders, including troubled MLA O P Sharma, held marches across the city advocating “nationalism” and launching a three-day Jan Swabhiman Campaign.

The Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay said the party did not support any form of violence, an apparent attempt to distance itself from the incident in which Sharma exchanged blows with JNU students outside the court.

“The party doesn’t support any form of violence,” said Upadhyay. Asked if Delhi Police should take action against those who took to violence outside Patiala House Courts, Upadhyay said, “Of course, police should. The law will take its course.”

Upadhyay said that the act of sedition at JNU and violence in Patiala House Court were two different issues.

“Some political elements have tried to connect these two separate incidents for their political interest. Efforts are being made that the violence at Patiala House should become the central point of debate and the vital issue of sedition is pushed to the background,” he added. 

Under the Jan Swabhiman Campaign, organised at Sardar Patel Park on Sansad Marg, party’s national vice president Shyam Jaju and Upadhyay administered an oath for “upholding the dignity of the nation”.

The main aim of this campaign was to spread awareness among masses about the JNU incidence, the party said.

Jaju said that sedition and separatism are two main issues faced by the nation at present.
“Entire country should unitedly condemn them as some political parties have been trying to appease the anti-national and terrorists.”

“Just like the common citizens of the country, BJP workers are also agitated due to this. But India is a democracy and whenever the dignity of the country and Constitution has been attacked, the judiciary has sternly punished the anti-national elements,” Jaju said.

“The persons who had insulted the country shall be booked and punished but as a cultured society. We will have to create such atmosphere in our educational institution in which the entire society condemns persons talking about separatism.”

Upadhyay said that JNU was established as a centre of higher education.  “In its initial days this university has produced many scholars and thinkers but it has also been the centre of controversies since long. Today, politicians belonging to Congress and other parties are trying to show that the activities of the students of the university as well as the Kashmiri separatists are covered under the freedom of expression,” he said.

“They must remember that the students of this university had also supported the Naxal attack in Dantewada some years ago. Similarly, many incidents happened in the university due to which the then governments had to face embarrassment. Hence all the political parties should take these incidents as insult to the nation and condemn it.”   
 
MLA Om Prakash Sharma took out ‘Swabhiman Jagriti Padyatra’ in Vishwas Nagar.

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