Army Tank On JNU Campus Soon? If Vice-Chancellor Gets His Way

Army Tank On JNU Campus Soon? If Vice-Chancellor Gets His Way

Army Tank On JNU Campus Soon? If Vice-Chancellor Gets His Way

JNU Vice Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar requested the union minister to arrange an old Army tank for displaying it in the campus.

Celebrating Kargil Vijay Diwas on the campus, the VC requested union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and General V K Singh to install an Army tank.

The tank would instil a "love for the Army" among JNU students, Kumar said at the celebrations, part of HRD ministry's Vijay Veerta Abhiyan.

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Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, General V K Singh (retd), and the mentor of Veterans India Major General G D Bakshi, and cricketer Gautam Gambhir took part in Tiranga March which had begun from JNU's main gate and went on till the Convention Centre where more than two thousand members of the JNU community carried the 2,200-feet long Tricolour for almost two kilometres upto the Convention Centre.

This comes in the backdrop of JNU being at the centre of the controversy for alleged anti-India slogans in 2016 that led to students being arrested for sedition. Or at least this is what M Jagadesh Kumar, controversial Vice Chancellor (VC) of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), seems to believe. People who stay in extreme conditions and risk their lives should be given all the rights to take extreme decisions... He said that the tank could be put at a "prominent place" in the university so that it can serve as a constant reminder of the sacrifices of the Indian Army.

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said the JNU created history by organising "Tiranga March" and setting up Wall of Heroes. Unfortunately, by these standards, the JNU V-C has spectacularly failed - he and his team have effectively shut down admissions to JNU's research programmes, academic expression is constantly being threatened, every single statutory institution has been perverted...", JNUTA added.The JNUTA said it was "bad enough" that V-Cs were being made to "comply with the government's requirements to demonstrate love for the country through physical symbols. "We should understand that if we are united, we can not be defeated", reported TOI and that the Indian Army had the "best record" on human rights across the world.

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