FIR registered against JNU students for defacing Vivekananda statue

Budhha Singh lodged a complaint under the “defacement of public property”

An FIR has been registered against the Jawaharlal Nehru University students by the Delhi Police for vandalizing Vivekananda statue and the Vice-chancellor’s office during the protest for hostel fee hike. The Delhi Police registered FIR in connection with the “defacement of public property” at JNU students.

Chairperson of Swami Vivekananda Statue Committee, Budhha Singh lodged a complaint on 16th November against unknown miscreants for vandalizing statue of Swami Vivekananda, which is yet-to-be-unveiled.

7 JNU Students have been identified in the matter so far

According to media reports, seven students have been identified in the matter. However, their names have not been made public. The complaint suggested that on Thursday objectionable messages were also found on the pedestal statue at the campus.

The complaint said that objectionable messages with political colour were written on the base of the statue directed specifically for a group of people donning saffron-coloured clothes and towards a political party. The messages were said to be obscene in the complaint.

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The Complaint also said that between 28th November 2019 and 14th November 2019, protesting students also defaced and vandalized the Administrative Block of JNU by writing an objectionable and obscene message on doors, walls etc of Administrative Block.

The incident drew massive criticism for students of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from all quarters with several pointing out that vandalizing the statue was no way to do a protest.

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