Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has demanded that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) should be ‘purified’ by shutting it down for four months to weed out ‘communists, jihadists and LTTE people’.
Speaking at a public function, Swamy said:
“There is only one way to purify JNU. Shut down the university for four months, question every student, especially those pursuing courses in political science and sociology who are extending their stay by several years while insulting the nation.”
His remarks came amid the controversy over an event in JNU to protest the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
“This university needs to be purified, and if people say that by doing this we are denigrating the name of Jawaharlal Nehru, then let’s rename it Subhash Chandra Bose University,” the BJP leader said.
Swamy also suggested setting up of a police station on the campus and stationing of BSF and CRPF contingents to prevent any such events in future.
Meanwhile in the on-going JNU Row, the Delhi High court has issued a notice to the Delhi Police and directed it to submit a status report on the bail plea of JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar who was arrested on the charges of sedition.
The court also directed the Delhi police to give a copy of the status report to Kanhaiya’s counsel Rebecca John.