JU students who raised anti-India slogans need thrashing: BJP
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
What they need is a good thrashing then only they will understand the true value of nationalism.'
BJP leader Rahul Sinha. (Photo: Video grab/ Youtube)
Kolkata: In what could stoke fresh controversy, BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha on Wednesday said Jadavpur University (JU) students who raised anti-India slogans need a good thrashing so that they understand the true value of nationalism.
He also said that BJP MLA O P Sharma should be felicitated for "beating up anti nationals" at the Patiala House court premises in the national capital, adding, "This is the way how anti-nationals should be treated."
Talking to reporters here, Sinha said, "It is highly condemnable that anti-India slogans are raised by students of Jadavpur University. This is a shame. Those who raise anti-India slogans would be beaten up by the people."
"In days to come people will give them (JU students) a good thrashing. What they need is a good thrashing then only they will understand the true value of nationalism."
The BJP took out a rally during the day condemning yesterday's rally by JU students.
Slogans in favour of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru were raised yesterday at the JU students rally, which was taken out to express solidarity with their JNU counterparts who are agitating against the arrest of their leader Kanhaiya Kumar for alleged sedition.
During the torch rally by students of all faculties of the university slogans like "Afzal bole azadi, Geelani bole azadi" and "Cheenke ke lenge azadi" were raised.
Other slogans like "Freedom from RSS, freedom from Modi government", "Jab Kashmir ne maangi azadi, Manipur bhi boli azadi" were also heard.