JNU Anti-Brahmin Vandalism: VC asks students, staff to be vigilant to prevent such incidents in future

JNU vice-chancellor, Santishree D Pandit asks students and staff to be vigilant after JNU corridors were vandalised with anti-Brahmin slogans.

JNU Anti-Brahmin Vandalism: VC asks students, staff to be vigilant to prevent such incidents in future Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). (Picture: Wikimedia Commons)
Press Trust of India | Dec 2, 2022 - 7:23 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: A day after several buildings on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus were defaced with anti-Brahmin slogans, vice-chancellor, Santishree D Pandit on Friday asked students and staff members to be vigilant so that such incidents can be prevented in future.

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The walls in Jawaharlal Nehru University's School of International Studies (SIS)- II building were defaced with graffiti asking members of Brahmin and Baniya communities to leave the campus and the country. Phrases such as Brahmins Leave The Campus", "There Will Be Blood", "Brahmin Bharat Chhodo" and "Brahmino-Baniyas, we are coming for you! We will avenge." were written across the corridors of the building.

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In a statement, JNU Registrar Ravikesh said that V-C Pandit visited SIS-I and SIS-II on Friday and took stock of the situation. She interacted with the students, staff and faculty members and asked them to be vigilant so that such incidents are prevented in future, the statement said.

"The JNUSU reiterates it's strong condemnation of the present and past acts of vandalism and urges the JNU Administration to conduct a time bound free and fair enquiry to ensure peace and normalcy on the campus." read a JNUSU statement regarding the incident.

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"The Vice-Chancellor has appealed to the JNU community to maintain the JNU ethos of inclusion, equality and harmony on the campus," it said. Teacher and student bodies on Friday urged the JNU administration to conduct a free and fair inquiry to ensure peace on the campus.

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