Never saw any 'tukde-tukde' gang at JNU when I was there: Jaishankar


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External affairs minister discounts a favourite trope of the right wing

External affairs minister S Jaishankar.

New Delhi: “I can certainly tell you that when I studied in JNU, we did not see any 'tukde tukde' gang there," external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Monday when asked about the situation in the premier university.

After the violence on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on Sunday, Jaishankar, a JNU alumnus, had swiftly condemned the incident, saying it is completely against the tradition and culture of the university.

"Tukde-Tukde" is a term often used by right-wing parties to attack the opposition, particularly Left and Left-backed outfits as well as those who support them.

“What I had to say on JNU, I said it yesterday. It was very clear,” said the external affairs minister when asked during a book release event.

“Have seen pictures of what is happening in #JNU. Condemn the violence unequivocally. This is completely against the tradition and culture of the university," Jaishankar had tweeted after the incident.