ABVP alleges signboard of highway named after Swami Vivekananda vandalised in JNU

New Delhi, September 22

The JNU unit of the RSS-affiliated ABVP has filed a police grievance alleging that the signboard of a highway named after Swami Vivekananda within the campus has been vandalised. 

Police stated they’ve obtained a grievance and are wanting into the matter.

Calling the vandalism “a pre-planned attack on the ideologically diverse nature of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus”, the ABVP claimed that a number of pupil union leaders have given an open name for taking down the signboard. 

“We are witnessing steady assaults on symbols of nationwide significance contained in the JNU campus. In one more sequence of the recurring defacement of statues and signboards named on the personalities vital to our nationwide identification and satisfaction, the perpetrators appear to be persevering, with none respect for legislation and order. 

“… it is a clear violation of the Defacement of Public Property Act, 2007… We appeal to the police administration to identify the perpetrators and take strict action against them, to ensure peace and decorum in the campus,” the grievance by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) stated. JNU Students” Union (JNUSU) vice-president Saket Moon stated the ABVP was attempting to divert consideration from the actual points confronted by the varsity.

“JNUSU has been demanding that the administration allow a phased return of students to campus and other issues like online registration for the upcoming semester. The ABVP is trying to divert attention from the real issues and is trying to shield the administration from being answerable on these issues,” he stated.  Objectionable messages, largely directed in the direction of right-wing outfits, have been discovered written on the pedestal of a but to be unveiled statue of Swami Vivekananda on the JNU campus final yr in November following which the varsity administration had filed a police grievance. —PTI 

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