‘Slogans against nation ‘not acceptable’: Rijiju

New Delhi: Reiterating the government’s stand, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Friday said that anti-national activities would not be tolerated in the country.

Responding to a poser as to why anti-national slogans were raised in the JNU campus, Rijiju said: “Be it JNU or any other university anywhere in this country, slogans against nation is not acceptable. We consider it as a serious offence.”

The Minister of Home Affairs has warned of stern action against all those involved.

“How would it feel when you are raising slogans against the nation where you are staying? Stern action would taken against all those who are involved in it,” Rijiju told reporters here.

Expressing his displeasure over anti-national activities at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the government would not tolerate any anti-national activities in the country and added that anyone raising anti-India slogans or questioning the nation’s unity and integrity would not be spared.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police today arrested Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar over ongoing controversy over anti-India slogans being raised at an event in the varsity against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

The Delhi Police had earlier registered a case of sedition against the JNU students, who had agitated against Guru’s hanging following complaints by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Maheish Girri and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members. (ANI)