After slamming filmmaker Anurag Kashyap recently for questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister of State Kiren Rijiju has now attacked the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Rijiju claimed that many students in JNU focus more on politics than actually studying.
Rijiju made this comment in the context of the cornering of JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar and other officials by the varsity students protesting over a missing student Najeeb Ahmad. Reacting on the incident, he said, ‘It seems that some students go to JNU not for studying, but for doing politics only. It is very wrong to confine the vice-chancellor and other officials of the university. JNU is a big institution. Students should concentrate on studies. They should carry all their activities within the frameworks of law and order.’
‘I have spoken to Rajnath Singh about the incident,’ the Arunachal Pradesh legislator added.
Vice Chancellor Kumar in the meanwhile has issued an ultimatum to students to let the administration work and said that he is determined to conduct the scheduled academic council, the highest policy making body, meeting at 2.30 p m on Thursday at a different venue.