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JNU Violence: I&B Minister Slams NYT For Report Claiming Attackers Raised ‘Jai Shri Ram’ Chants

New Delhi: Info and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday hit out at New York Instances for a report during which the main US each day claimed that the attackers at JNU had raised chants of “Jai Shri Ram”.

In a dig on the newspaper, he mentioned it appears the New York Instances consists of probably the most “ardent bhakts” of Lord Ram as they appear to seek out him all over the place.

He additionally mentioned he was ready to learn the newspaper’s report on final week’s violence at a historic Sikh shrine in Pakistan.

The Union minister’s criticism of the US each day got here a day after he hit out at British each day Monetary Instances for referring to the masked mob that attacked JNU college students and lecturers as “nationalists”, asking it to cease predicting India’s disintegration at each alternative.

Tagging screenshots of the NYT report, Javadekar mentioned on Twitter, “It seems @nytimes consists of the most ardent bhakts of Lord Ram as they seem to find him everywhere. On a serious note, waiting to read @nytimes ground reporting of the violence and religious persecution from Shri Nankana Sahib. Which slogans did they hear there?”.

In a collection of tweets on Monday slamming the British each day, Javadekar had mentioned, “I know it’s a bit too much for you to understand India, but here’s an effort: Stop predicting the breaking apart of India at every possible chance you get. India is a diverse democracy and it has always assimilated all differences to emerge stronger.”

Masked folks brandishing hockey sticks and iron rods unleashed mayhem on the college on Sunday, trawling via corridors and breaking into hostels, together with these occupied by girls, to brutally thrash college students and lecturers.

The Delhi Police registered a case in opposition to unidentified folks for rioting and damaging property. The case was transferred to its Crime Department.

(PTI)

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