JNU row: Army veterans lead march for ‘united India’
Army veterans on Sunday led a march to spread a “positive narrative” and protest against the raising of alleged anti-national slogans at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).JNU protests Updated: Feb 22, 2016 00:47 IST
Army veterans on Sunday led a march to spread a “positive narrative” and protest against the raising of alleged anti-national slogans at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Led by ex-servicemen, participants in the march waved the tricolour as they walked from Rajghat to Jantar Mantar, where they took a vow to “unite India” as part of their stand against the “break India” slogans allegedly raised in JNU which led to the arrest of its students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case.
“Certain slogans raised in JNU by a very small group of people spread to other universities, including those in J&K, and our enemies are also taking advantage of it.
“We decided to come together under the banner, ‘People for Nation’, to pursue the positive narrative of ‘Bharat jodo’ (unite India) to counter the ‘Bharat todo (break India)’ narrative,” said Major General Dhruv Katoch, an ex-serviceman and an organiser of the march.
“We are one country and everybody is a nationalist. I support all the people of India and all the political parties. But let’s have a proper narrative, especially as negative slogans do no good to our man on the border.
The march was promoted via social media and residents’ welfare associations in many parts of the city, he said.
Several members of an organisation, ‘Bhagat Singh Yuva Dal’, too, participated in the march.
First Published: Feb 22, 2016 00:47 IST