Students in India’s university burn effigy of PM Modi


The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in India said it was investigating the burning of an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the campus by National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Indian Express reported.

The JNU administration had recently served proctorial notices to four students for burning an effigy of the Gujarat government.

On Tuesday, members of the Congress-affiliated NSUI burnt an effigy representing the Prime Minister, to represent their “dissatisfaction with the current government”.

They had also burnt effigies representing Ramdev, Sadhvi Pragya, Nathuram Godse, Asaram Bapu and JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar.

Responding to the event, the vice-chancellor tweeted: “The effigy burning incident at JNU was brought to our notice. We are investigating the matter and examining all relevant information.”

Sunny Dhiman, a leader of the NSUI, said, “Earlier, we had burnt an effigy of Modi on the campus premises and nothing happened. Effigy burnings are routine in JNU… no permission is needed for them.”