New Delhi: Union Minister Jitendra Singh had been to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Thursday to address a seminar on government’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370. when a group of leftist students started protesting by raising slogans against the minister and the Central Government.
Activists of the Left-wing AISA (All India Students Association), demanded that the centre restore Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
Soon a group of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) students held a counter-protest, raising slogans in favour of the government’s move. “Kashmir se Kanyakumari, Bharat Mata ek Hamari (From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Mother India is one),” said the ABVP activists.
The two groups engaged in a scuffle at the campus’ Convention Centre where the seminar, titled “Abrogation of Article 370: Peace, Stability and Development in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh”, was held.