DUSU prez threatens to shoot those who organise JNU-like events

DUSU prez threatens to shoot those who organise JNU-like events
Delhi University Students’ Union president Satinder Awana threatened on Wednesday to “shoot” JNU students if they organised again an event of the kind that triggered the recent sedition row.

“I dare them to again organise a event like that; we will shoot them dead this time,” he said during a protest march organised by his Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) against the JNU students who allegedly raised “anti-India” slogans on the campus.

“If need arises, we will go inside the campus and shoot them there,” he said at the end of the march at Jantar Mantar.

Addressing the gathering after Awana, Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union (JNUSU) general secretary Saurabh Sharma said, “The reputation of a renowned university has been sullied because of the acts of a few students, and we should rebuild the image by instilling nationalism in the students.”

The protest march started at Ramlila Maidan with hundreds of ABVP supporters shouting slogans like ‘Vande Matram’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’, and demanding strong action against the JNU students behind the controversial February 9 event to mark Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s hanging.

Waving the tricolor and holding placards depicting photos of martyrs of Indian Army, there was a visible attempt by the marchers to whip up nationalistic feelings.

‘Instill nationalism’

“We have come here to condemn the anti-national acts which happened on JNU campus. Nationalism should be instilled in every citizen of the country. Whoever speaks against the country will face the consequences,” said Anil Kumar Pandey, an ABVP activist.

Starting off by denouncing the acts of JNU students, the protest soon turned against the overall Left ideology. Protesters sang songs like “Is laal ghulami ko hum sabne bhagaya hai, is laal ghulami ko duniya se mita denge”.

“JNU campus has become a hub of all anti-national activities, with a potential to influence the minds of the country’s youngsters. Students demand beef in menu there, they depict our deities in nude, celebrate the killing of security forces,” said Prateek, a student at Delhi University’s Law faculty.

“One of my classmates in DU, who went to JNU for her postgraduation, has undergone a complete change in her thought process now.

“She has become very critical of the government and sympathetic to people whom we consider as terrorists. She has been brainwashed there,” Prateek added.

Addressing protesters at Jantar Mantar, Binay Bidre, the national general secretary of ABVP, which is part of the sangh parivar, condemned the controversial JNU event. “We cannot tolerate anyone raising slogans that threaten the unity of the country. ABVP shall not tolerate such anti-national forces,” he said.

The ABVP rally comes after back-to-back demonstrations organised by the predominantly Left and Ambedkarite students’ bodies against the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and the suicide by Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad.

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