'Brahmins leave the campus' 'We are coming for you...': JNU walls defaced with anti-Brahmin slogans
Some of the slogans on the wall read 'Brahmins Leave The Campus', 'There Will Be Blood', 'Brahmin Bharat Chhodo' and 'Brahmino-Baniyas, we are coming for you! We will avenge."
New Delhi, Dec 02: The Jawaharlal Nehru University walls have been defaced with slogans that reek of anti-Brahmin sentiments. The walls of several buildings on the university campus were defaced with such slogans and the walls in the School of International Studies- II building were vandalised with slogans against Brahmin and Baniya communities. A JNU teachers' body has held the 'left-liberal gang' accountable for this act of vandalism and threat.
Photos of the vandalised walls with anti-Brahmin slogans has now gone viral on various social media platforms. The slogans specifically target upper caste Hindu communities. Some of the slogans on the wall read 'Brahmins Leave The Campus', 'There Will Be Blood', 'Brahmin Bharat Chhodo' and 'Brahmino-Baniyas, we are coming for you! We will avenge."
While the Left-Liberal gang intimidate every dissenting voice, they appeal to elect EC representatives that "can assert the values of mutual respect and civility, & equal & just treatment of all."— JNU Teachers' Forum (@jnutf19) December 1, 2022
'civility' & 'mutual respect'.
Highly deplorable act of vandalism! pic.twitter.com/pIMdIO9QsX
Hours after the incident, the administration issued a statement, saying such incidents will not be tolerated as JNU belongs to all, as reported by news agency PTI.
"The Vice Chancellor, Prof Santishree D Pandit has taken a serious note of the incident of defacement of walls and faculty rooms by some unknown elements in SIS, JNU. The administration condemns these exclusivist tendencies on campus," the statement said.
"The Dean, School of International Studies and Grievances Committee have been asked to inquire and submit a report to the VC at the earliest. JNU stands for inclusion and equality. The VC reiterates zero tolerance for any kind of violence on campus, it added.
Meanwhile, as reported by PTI, the JNU administration has also condemned the incident, saying that School of International Studies and Grievances Committee has been asked to inquire and submit a report to Vice Chancellor Santishree D Pandit at the earliest.
RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad accused the left of the vandalisation. "ABVP condemns the rampant vandalisation of academic spaces by communist goons. The communists have written abuses on the walls of JNU in the School of International Studies- II building. They have defaced chambers of free-thinking professors to intimidate them," said ABVP JNU President Rohit Kumar. "We believe that academic spaces must be used for debates and discussion and not for poisoning the society and students' community," Kumar added.
A JNU teachers' body too posted a tweet condemning the act of vandalism, and holding responsible the "left-liberal gang" for it. "While the Left-Liberal gang intimidate every dissenting voice, they appeal to elect EC representatives that 'can assert the values of mutual respect and civility, & equal & just treatment of all.' 'civility' & 'mutual respect.' Highly deplorable act of vandalism!" wrote the JNU Teachers' Forum on Twitter.