Sonia Gandhi condemns violence in JNU

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 06, 2020 Published on January 06, 2020

Sonia Gandhi. File photo

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday condemned the “bone chilling attack” on JNU students and teachers on Sunday night. It is a grim reminder of the extent to which the Centre will go to stifle and subjugate every voice of dissent, she said. Expressing solidarity with the students and other youth, she said the Congress condemns the violence.

“Students and youth need affordable education, a deserving job, a promising future and a right to participate in our thriving democracy. Sadly, the Modi government seeks to suffocate and restrain each one of these aspirations,” she said.

The UPA chairperson added that the voice of India’s youth and students is being muzzled everyday. “The horrifying and unprecedented violence unleashed on India’s young by goons with active abetment of the ruling Modi government is deplorable and unacceptable. Everyday campuses and colleges are raided across India, either by the police or lumpen elements with the support of the BJP government,” she added.

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Published on January 06, 2020
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