To induct patriotism among students, JNU VC wants Army tank inside campus

To induct patriotism among students, JNU VC wants Army tank inside campus

Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, says that the presence of an Indian Army tank in the university campus will remind the students of sacrifices and valour of the defence forces. "The presence of an Army tank will constantly remind students of the great sacrifice and valor of the Indian Army and defence forces".

Last year, the JNU campus was at the centre of a controversy for alleged anti-India slogans but filled with a patriotic spirit as the varsity observed "Kargil Vijay Diwas" to mark the sacrifices of Indian soldiers in the 1999 war. In attendance at the event were Dharmendra Pradhan, minister of state for Petroleum and Natural Gas amd VK Singh, minister of state for external affairs, retd major general, GD Bakshi and worldwide cricketer Gautam Gambhir.

The participants of the Kargil Vijay Diwas at JNU performed a "Tiranga Yatra" from Ganga Dhaba to the convention center of the university, while carrying a 2,200 foot Indian flag.

The idea of stationing an army tank in the university premise in order to instill "nationalism" among the students was earlier initiated in the aftermath of February 9, 2016 incident on campus when the students allegedly raised anti-national slogans and were arrested for sedition.

Addressing the gathering, Pradhan said, "The JNU has set an example in the country for its respect for the Indian Army".

CPI (M) leader D Raja said that the JNU VC should be instead demanding the installation of the renowned mathematician Aryabhatta, as it would convey some message.

Minister of State, External Affairs, VK Singh called for national unity, saying, "India could never be invaded by an external force without the help of traitors". Gambhir said, "Standing in JNU, it takes me back to when there was a lot of talk about freedom of speech. One is the respect for the tri-colour", Gambhir added.

Gambhir even expressed his support for Major Gogoi's decision to tie a Kashmiri man to the front of a military vehicle to deter stone-pelters. "They die for all the citizens of India", he said.



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