New Delhi: A day after the Jawaharlal Nehru University ordered a probe into the incident of burning Prime Minister Narendra Modi in effigy, the Home Ministry on Thursday has asked the Delhi police for a report on the matter.
NDTV has quoted sources as saying that the ministry has asked the police to submit a detailed report.
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.
Members of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) chose the visages of PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, Yoga guru Ramdev, Sadhvi Pragya, Nathuram Godse, Asaram Bapu, Yogi Adityanath and the Vice-Chancellor to represent the demon king and burnt the effigy on Tuesday.
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.
This is not the first time in India or worldwide that effigies have been burned to show the anger and frustration by people, but this might be the first time that the governing body has ordered probe against it. We are showing you some pictures in which you can find BJP members burning effigy of the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his tenure.
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