JNU Students Maligned As 'Tukde Tukde' Gang, Despite No Evidence
MEA S Jaishankar, a JNU alumnus, had swiftly condemned the incident in JNU but in the same breath said that when he was a student of JNU, there was no ‘Tukde-Tukde’ Gang on campus. He said, “I can certainly tell you that when I studied in JNU, we did not see any ‘tukde tukde’ gang there.” However, he did not specify to whom he referred as ‘Tukde-Tukde’ Gang. If he is pointing towards the alleged sloganeering in JNU campus on February 9, 2016, then Jaishankar must understand that till now, in this case, neither has guilt been proven nor have the guilty persons been identified. On the contrary, the Delhi government conducted a forensic investigation into seven videos related to this incident, of which two were found to be fake. The Delhi government’s commission of inquiry has also found that in some videos, anti-India slogans were deliberately added to give the matter a different hue. These videos were also sent to some news channels, which broadcast them. Former Home Minister Rajnath Singh connected the incident of alleged sloganeering at JNU in 2016 to Hafiz Saeed, chief of the terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba. Later on, it was found that Singh had made this claim on the basis of a fake Twitter account. The new Home Minister Amit Shah also uses the term ‘Tukde-Tukde’ Gang in his speeches from various fora. The Delhi High Court had granted bail to Kanhaiya Kumar in March 2016. At that time, Justice Prabha Rani had received a note included in the proceedings that Kumar is nowhere to be seen in the recordings of anti-national sloganeering. Till date, no evidence has been found that Kumar, former JNU Students’ Union president, had raised anti-India slogans. Despite this, Jaishankar has issued an irresponsible statement by using the term "Tukde-Tukde" gang. The fact that the country’s External Affairs Minister claimed some alleged slogans to have been said on campus and the Home Minister repeated that claim is proof that the government has fallen prey to fake news.
Top ministers of the government are calling #JNU students 'the tukde tukde gang'. Yet, almost four years later, there is still no evidence that anti-national slogans were raised by the students on the campus @RaGa_reports #JNUTerrorAttack— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) January 7, 2020
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