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JNU students raise 'Go Back' slogan during President's visit
President Pranab Mukherjee who visited Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi on last Saturday was greeted with slogans of ‘Go Back’ by the agitating students represented by JNU Student's Union. Police had made elaborate arrangements outside the hall where Mukherjee had delivered lecture on the topic of Role of Jawaharlal Nehru in Parliamentary democracy.

While Mukherjee was delivering his speech in the hall cordoned by the Police asking elected representatives to allow smooth running of Parliament, students who were detained at a distance were raising slogans accusing Mukherjee responsible for the execution of Afzal Guru the convicted terror accused.

Since Saturday morning Delhi police had cordoned off the entire roads leading to University apprehending trouble from the students who had flooded the entire University campus with posters carrying a cartoon of Mukherjee preparing hanging noose using Gandhian Charkha.

Mukherjee lamented that elected representatives instead of raising issues of public importance indulges in disturbing the proceedings of Parliament which he described temple of democracy recalling the role of late Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru in strengthening the Parliamentary democracy in the country.

Students kept on raising slogans accusing Mukherjee of supervising the anti- Sikh riots of 1984 in Delhi and for signing the GATT as Finance Minister thus becoming chief architect of neo-liberal economic policies in the country leading to suicide by lakhs of farmers during the last two decades.

Although vigilant cops kept the students far away from the actual venue but they continued raising slogans during forty minutes speech of Mukherjee criticising him for engineering the signing of Indo-US nuclear deal thus allegedly mortgaging sovereignty of the country.

They raised slogans criticising him for rejecting large number of mercy petitions.

The protesting students asked Mukherjee, will he invoke article 355 of the Constitution to ensure justice in Muzaffarnagar where the UP state Govt. brazenly abdicated its duty in the face of orchestrated riots, murders, rapes and death of children’s in relief camps.

They also asked the India President, why he was quietly allowing the best undergraduate programme in the country to be destroyed through the forced imposition of inequitable and sub-standard FYUP in Delhi University and why he is not intervening being the visitor of the University despite repeated calls from students, teachers and noted academicians to save the University.

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