"Hawa Me Udd Gaye Jai Shri Ram, Brahmanvad se Azadi": Leftist groups raise objectional slogans in JNU ahead of student elections

NewsBharati    21-Mar-2024 11:01:23 AM
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New Delhi, Mar 21: In a not-so-surprising development, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on Wednesday night witnessed anti-Hindu sloganeering by leftist student groups ahead of the presidential debate of candidates contesting the upcoming students’ union election.
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Amid sounds of ‘dhol’ and trumpets, slogans like 'Brahmanvad se Azadi (Freedom from Brahminism)' and 'Mile Mulayam, Kanshiram, Hawaa Mein Udd Gaye Jai Shri Ram (when SP founder Mulayam Singh and Kanshiram got together, chants of Jai Shri Ram got swept away)' were allegedly heard. The slogan mentioning Samajwadi Party and Kanshi Ram, the founder of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), was coined during the 1993 assembly election in UP.

Several videos of this incident are going viral on social media with netizens calling out these leftist groups.

A user said, "From Tukde Tudke slogans to this, JNU has come a long way! Jai Shri Ram," while sharing the video.

Another user said, "Govt of India Allocated fund for JNU Rs 517.97 crore in 2022-23 But left student slogan for election in #JNU is mocking prabhu shri ram “ Hawa Me Ud Gaya Jai Shri Ram". Why spend so much money on them"

A large crowd of students have gathered on the campus to listen to the eight contenders for the post of the JNUSU (Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union) president in the polls slated on March 22.

JNUSU’s presidential debate is a pre-poll customary ceremony inspired by the United States model in which contenders address students on various issues related to the polls as well as national and international politics.

Candidates also delivered passionate speeches on Wednesday night amid chants of 'Jai Bhim,' 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai,' and 'Lal Salam’. The atmosphere was charged with the sound of ‘dhols’ and trumpets as students and supporters of different outfits cheered for their leaders and raised slogans before the debate began.

The candidates addressed a range of issues, including Manipur violence, Citizenship (Amendment) Act, farmers' protests, electoral bonds, and the Israel-Palestine conflict. They also raised university-related issues in their appeal to voters. The JNUSU polls will be held on March 22 and results will be declared on March 24.