Delhi: JNU professor's car vandalised, investigations on

After a meet organised by right-wing teachers, staff and students to condole the martyrs of Sukma and the Kashmir Valley at the dhaba, a teacher from the computer sciences department alleged that some miscreants pelted stones on his car.

Sabarmati Dhaba in JNU, the place where slain terrorist Afzal Guru was commemorated to the slogans for the breaking up of India, and where some ultra Left organisations had celebrated the killing of 76 CRPF jawans in Dantewada in 2010, once more spawned trouble in JNU on Friday night.

After a meet organised by right-wing teachers, staff and students to condole the martyrs of Sukma and the Kashmir Valley at the dhaba, a teacher from the computer sciences department alleged that some miscreants pelted stones on his car parked in front of his official residence and broke the windshield.

JNU PROFESSOR FILES COMPLAINT

The teacher, Buddha Singh, has lodged a complaint with the police and asked for immediate inquiry.

"Some miscreants attacked my car last night after the programme at Sabarmati Dhaba which was organised to condole the deaths of martyrs. With a big stone they shattered the windscreen of my car. This has led to loss to my property," assistant professor Buddha Singh wrote in his complaint to the police.

Singh has requested police to immediately initiate an investigation so that such acts that created "terror" could be stopped in the future.

Professor Amita Singh of the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance condemned the incident, insinuating the complicity of the Left in the act. "I vehemently condemn such elements who are currently practicing all forms of violence to suppress the freedom of speech and expression and propagation of such ideas that weaken their age-old control over this university," said Singh.

"We are yet to receive a complaint from prof Buddha on the vandalism of his car. This is unacceptable on campus and we will soon set up an inquiry committee, if needed. We will also speak to the security guards on duty from 5-9 on Friday. Administration has been pushing for installing CCTV cameras on the campus which would have helped in cases of extreme violence and vandalism but students have stopped us from ensuring surveillance on campus," said JNU registrar Pramod Kumar.

"Any kind of violence and vandalism against JNU community, including professors, is condemned by JNUTA. Any kind of surveillance will not stop violence from occurring. Women are murdered in ATMs in broad daylight so surveillance is not the solution," said Ayesha Kidwai, JNUTA president.

The JNUSU said the allegations were "in continuation with RSS's attempts to link the Sukma tragedy with JNU".

"After the fake news run by right-wing websites, the RSS machinery is using their cheap tactics to do dirty politics over bodies of soldiers. Dr Buddha Singh of JNU made diversionary statement for cheap publicity that his car has been vandalised because he organised programme on Sukma. RSS always resorts to such tactics to divert attention, so that tough questions are not put to home minister Rajnath Singh," said JNU students' union president Mohit Pandey.

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