Left wing students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) staged a protest against the abrogation of Article 370 ahead of MoS PMO Jitendra Singh's speech on the issue on Thursday (October 3) in the campus.
The students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) protested at the college, ahead of Union minister Jithendra Singh's speech on abrogation of Article 370. On October 3, Jithendra Singh spoke on the Abrogation of Article 370 in the JNU campus amid protests. He questioned who to learn the virtues of democracy from. "Should we learn from those who voted Farooq Abdullah to power only to later ensure that he is dethroned later making way for his brother-in-law?" he asked.
Admonishing the protest, BJP Chief Spokesperson K Krishna Saagar Rao said, "
Not letting MOS Dr Jitender Singh speak on abrogation of Article 370 on JNU campus is not just a serious violation of his personal rights but also the university norms. BJP demands serious action on the students who obstructed the event."
Students obstructing MOS Dr Jitender Singh from speaking at JNU on abrogation of article 370 are intolerant and working against constitutionally provided right of expression.
As much as the leftist groups in JNU have a right to express their views, so does anyone with alternate views and ideology. Obstructing others from expressing their views exposes the duplicity and hypocrisy of the leftist student groups on JNU campus.In a democracy any one can protest, but shouldn't obstruct. The leftist student groups have become divisive instruments on JNU campus and are driving the agenda of India's distractors.
As part of ensuring peace in the Valley and giving awareness to the people about the abrogation of Article 370, Singh visited the campus and addressed the issue. At the same time, the students protested and shouted slogans using placards. "Free Kashmir" slogans were heard ahead of Singh's speech. Meanwhile, JNU ABVP member said to media, that they were eagerly waiting to meet and hear Singh's speech.
Restrictions were imposed in Jammu and Kashmir after the government announced its decision on Article 370. Rajya Sabha on August 5 cleared the resolution to scrap Article 370 with two-thirds majority, along with another Bill to bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir to two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
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Last Updated Oct 3, 2019, 7:36 PM IST