New Delhi: Ahead of the scheduled inauguration of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya next month, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) finds itself at the center of a new controversy. Slogans demanding the rebuilding of Babri Masjid have surfaced on the walls of the Language Study Centre at JNU.
Photos of the slogans, discovered by students on Wednesday night, circulated widely through social media on Thursday. Notably, the slogans are appeared above the name of the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), the student wing affiliated with the Congress party.
This development comes despite the recent announcement by the chief proctor of a discipline manual imposing fines of Rs 10,000 for those found guilty of sloganeering on walls. The university has witnessed similar instances in the past, with walls being used as a medium for various political propaganda.
Just a couple of months ago, the campus walls were defaced with slogans related to the Kashmir issue. In early December, the second and third floors of the School of Language and the doors of several faculty members were found painted with slogans.