Former Army Men Threaten To Return JNU Degrees, Protest Anti-National Activities

13/02/2016 6:58 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 12: ABVP Students protest against the organisers of the event on Afzal Guru where slogans were anti-national slogans were raised at JNU Campus on February 12, 2016 in New Delhi, India. JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on in connection with a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy over holding of an event at the prestigious institute against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in 2013. A group of students on Tuesday held an event on the JNU campus and allegedly shouted slogans against India. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

New Delhi--Ex-servicemen who are alumni of JNU today threatened to return their degrees, saying they "find it difficult" to be associated with an institution that has become a "hub of anti-national activities" amid a controversy over an event held on the campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

"We are constrained at the ongoing anti-national activities on the university campus like celebration of Afzal Guru day and consider it an affront to be equated with the present student fraternity of the university which is indulging in such anti-national activities," the ex-servicemen of 54th NDA course said in a letter to JNU vice-chancellor Jagdeesh Kumar.

"We feel that present activities in JNU campus negate the sacrifices made by past degree holders of the university and would therefore want to return our prized and well earned degrees to your institution if such activities are allowed to be conducted inside the university campus," it added.

The letter by the ex-servicemen comes a day after the arrest of JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case over an event at the varsity campus against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, sparking massive outrage among students and criticism from non-BJP parties.

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