New Delhi: A fringe right-wing Hindutva group, Hindu Raksha Dal, purportedly took responsibility for the attack on JNU students in a video posted on social media on Monday.
The video, which was posted early on Monday and has gone viral since, shows a man identifying himself as Pinki Chaudhary saying, “For several years, JNU has been a bastion of communists and we will not tolerate it. Hindu Raksha Dal, Bhupendra Tomar, Pinki Chaudhury take the responsibility of what has happened in JNU... All of them were our volunteers. Those who cannot do such work for Mother India don’t have the right to live in this country”.
Chaudhary also says in the video that those who resort to “anti-national activities” will be treated in the same way that JNU students and faculty were.
“We are always ready to sacrifice our lives for Mother India. We will not tolerate anyone who speaks against the religion,” he adds. There was no immediate reaction from the police on Chaudhury’s claims.
Talking with this newspaper, Sanket Katara, the spokesman and legal advisor of the Hindu Raksha Dal, said that the group is proud of its “JNU adventure”.
“We decided that enough was enough and planned to teach JNU people a lesson,” Katara said....