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JNU orders probe into NSUI students burn PM Narendra Modi’s effigy

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JNU administration ordered an inquiry on Thursday into burning of effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others by a section of students in the university campus on the occasion of Dussehra by projecting them as Ravana.

“We have ordered an inquiry into the effigy burning incident and are examining the issue,” said JNU vice-chancellor Jagadesh Kumar, whose picture was also put on the effigy set ablaze on Tuesday night.

On Wednesday night, JNU vice-chancellor Jagadesh Kumar, whose picture was also put on the effigy set ablaze on Tuesday night, tweeted to inform about an inquiry into the burning of an effigy of PM Modi and others by a section of students on the university campus on the occasion of Dussehra by projecting them as Ravana.

“We have ordered an inquiry into the effigy burning incident and are examining the issue,” said Kumar.

Sources say the ministry has asked the police to submit a detailed report on the effigy-burning by a section of students on Dussehra, which is celebrated with the symbolic burning of the demon king Ravana to depict his defeat by Lord Ram and the victory of good over evil.

The protest was allegedly organized by members of the Congress’s student wing NSUI. Protesters allegedly burnt effigies also of BJP chief Amit Shah, Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya and yoga teacher Baba Ramdev at a popular campus hangout called the “Saraswati Dhaba”.

They claimed that it was a protest against the Centre’s “failure” to honour its promises and the “continuous attacks” on various educational institutions across the country.

While university officials maintained that no permission was sought for the event, the organisers claimed that effigy burning was a “routine” thing on the campus and it did not require any permission from the administration.

Besides Mr. Modi and Mr. Shah, the effigy had faces of Yoga guru Ramdev, Sadhvi Pragya, Nathuram Godse, Asaram Bapu and the Vice-Chancellor. The students also carried placards with the slogan, ‘Truth shall prevail over evil.’

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