The Statesman: Opposition in RS condemns rustication of JNU students

The opposition in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday condemned the rustication of three students from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) the action.Raising the issue, CPI-M member Tapan Kumar Sen described the punitive action of the JNU the “most arrogant, anti-democratic act being patronised by the government”.

“Rusticating them, debarring them for five years and thereby taking vengeance against their educational career in a very unjust manner – this is a part of this government’s project,” Sen said.

CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury sought a proper debate on the issue.

CPI leader D. Raja also raised the issue.

“This house cannot be a mute spectator when such things are happening in JNU. This is very vindictive, revengeful action,” Raja said.

Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad supported the Left leaders in decrying the punitive action taken by the university.

“Universities’ atmosphere is being vitiated. It is the HRD ministry which is responsible,” Congress leader Anand Sharma said.

Source: The Statesman: Opposition in RS condemns rustication of JNU students

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