Anti-national elements active in JNU: Yogi Adityanath Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath today said anti-India slogan shouting at JNU shows that some "anti-national elements" were active in the university. The Gorakhpur MP said there is a limit to freedom of expression and using it for indulging in anti-national activities was "unpardonable".

"The action taken in JNU case is justified and in national interest. Anti-national slogan shouting in JNU shows that some anti-national elements are active there," Adityanath told reporters. He said there is a "limit to free of speech and expression and taking its benefit if anti-national activities are done, it is unpardonable".

After the JNU row, the stage is set for an intense political battle. AFP

After the JNU row, the stage is set for an intense political battle. AFP

JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested last week in connection with a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy registered over holding of the event at the varsity during which anti-India slogans were alleged to have been raised.

The BJP leader demanded strict action against those involved in anti-national activities. "There is a need for initiating strict action against those involved in activities that are not in national interest. The government should strictly deal with such anti-national activities going on in JNU", he added.

The MP had last week termed the anti-national protests at the JNU as signs of "educational lawlessness prevailing on the campus".


Updated Date: Feb 15, 2016 17:22 PM

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