‘Union ministries functioning like ‘Police thanas’, says Congress

New Delhi: Following the chargesheet against 35 FTII students and an internal inquiry committee of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) recommending rustication of five varsity students over their alleged role in a controversial event last month, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday likened Union Ministries to ‘Police Thanas’.

Tewari took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express his views.

“Naked face of #NDA/BJPFascism- suspend students of JNU,charge sheet scholars of FTII Pune.HRD/I&B Ministries functioning like Police Thana,” he tweeted.

Thirty-five FTII students were yesterday listed in a chargesheet for allegedly gheraoing and illegally confining the institute’s director Prashant Pathrabe last year. 30 of the students were later granted bail.

A high-level internal committee of the JNU has found 21 students guilty of holding a controversial event on the campus last month, which had led to the arrest of JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others.

The committee, in its unanimous report submitted to Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar, accused the students of violating university norms and rules by organising an event in the memory of Parliament attacks convict Afzal Guru. (ANI)