Won't allow spread of anti-national sentiment: Kiren Rijiju following JNU row

New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing row over alleged anti-India activities in JNU campus, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday said the government will not allow anyone to spread anti-national sentiment in the country.

"It is not acceptable if someone raises anti-India slogans in the country. We will not allow anti-national sentiment to spread," he told reporters in New Delhi.

Kiren Rijiju. PTI

Kiren Rijiju. PTI

The Minister of State for Home said there is anger in the country over the JNU incident and action has to be taken against those involved in raising anti-India slogans.

JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on Friday in connection with a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy over holding of an event there.

A group of students on Tuesday held the event on the JNU campus and allegedly shouted slogans against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in 2013.

The event occurred despite varsity administration having cancelled the permission following a complaint by ABVP members, who termed the activity as "anti-national".

The JNU administration has instituted a "disciplinary" inquiry as to how the event took place despite withdrawal of permission and said it will wait for the probe report before taking any further action.


Updated Date: Feb 12, 2016 16:43 PM

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