New Delhi: A magazine associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Panchajanya, has called the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University a “huge anti-national block which has the aim of disintegrating India.”
The RSS is the ideological mentor of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. The Panchajanya claims in its cover article that the university’s “pro-Naxal students’ unions” openly celebrated the killing of 75 security personnel in a Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh in 2010. The article says “JNU routinely hosts anti-national activities.”
In another article, the magazine alleges that JNU is an “institute where nationalism is considered an offence. Presenting Indian culture in a distorted way is common. The removal of Army from Kashmir is supported here.”
The author of the article claims that he studied in JNU and he often heard JNU professors discuss to undermine national unity and culture at events organized by anti-national organizations. I then realized that JNU is home to a large chunk of anti-national groupings.