Guwahati: Union Human Useful resource Division Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishak’ on Sunday warned those that, he claimed, are working to carry down the stature of the esteemed institutes just like the Jawaharlal Nehru College or Jamia Milia Islamia.
“Be it JNU, Jamia or other institutions, all of them are very good. I have been saying this from the very beginning, that whosoever will try to bring the dignity of these institutions will not be tolerated at any cost,” he mentioned.
This remark comes in opposition to the backdrop of incessant protests throughout the nationwide capital spearheaded by college students of the JNU and Jamia. Whereas the JNU protest began in opposition to revised hostel charges, quickly it steered off to anti-CAA protest which their Jamia counterparts joined as nicely.
The truth is, on December 15 final yr, Jamia college space and adjoining New Buddies Colony space witnessed large-scale violence in opposition to the Citizenship Modification Act which excludes Muslims of three neighbouring Muslim-majority nations of availing quick monitor route for acquiring Indian citizenship.
As many as 14 buses had been both burnt or broken and 20 non-public automobiles had been torched in that violence. Additionally 67 individuals, together with 31 law enforcement officials, had been injured and a complete of 47 individuals, together with college students, had been detained.
Pokhriyal’s remark additionally assumes significance because it comes intently within the heels of Union Residence Minister Amit Shah defending the Jamia crackdown, following the December 15 violence.