The RSS has recently made a statement which sparked controversy in JNU. They said that the varsity was home to a huge anti-national block which has the aim of disintegrating India. The students union of JNU (Jawaharlal National University) expressed their concern over the regressive comment.
According to a statement issued by the JNUSU, the institute's reflects the character of our society, as women and students from underprivileged sections and backward districts are duly represented. This goes against the way RSS imagines Indian society, that is, as a 'Hindu Rashtra'.
In RSS mouthpiece, Panchjanya had a cover article alleging JNU for routinely hosting anti-national activities. Also, the statement that has been made against JNU students at a time when the students are at the forefront of a national movement against government's decision to scrap non-NET fellowships is absolutely not accepted.
As per newspaper reports, the left-dominated students' union also claimed that the attack on JNU comes against the backdrop of the fact that the proposal to introduce Vedic culture courses was rejected by the academic council.
The CPI-M slammed the RSS organ for the use of "absurd, ridiculous and derogatory language" and reminded that JNU has a high reputation both in India and abroad. Congress leader Manish Tewari also said that the university should sue the RSS organ on the charges of defamation.