New Delhi: Congress-affiliated NSUI celebrated Dussehra in its own different way by burning the effigy of PM Narendra Modi as Ravan, saying that it was a protest against the Centre's "failure" in honouring its promises.
The effigy also had faces of Yoga guru Ramdev, Sadhvi Pragya, Nathuram Godse, Asaram Bapu and JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar.
A section of JNU students chose the visages of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah to represent the demon king to burn his effigy.
The act might lead to some action being taken against them considering the university administration's decision last week to order a proctorial inquiry into the effigy-burning of the Gujarat government and 'gau-rakshak' (cow vigilantes) and to issue show-cause notices to the students concerned.
"The effigy-burning was to symbolise our dissatisfaction with the current government. The idea is to root out the evil from governance and bring about a system that is pro-student andpro-people," an NSUI activist said.
"Look at what this government has done to our country. The promises it made are still on paper and are repeated only in speeches. Whenever students want to raise their voice, they are attacked by the administration, certainly on instructions from the government. This Dussehra, we wanted to put an end to these rubbish activities," he further said.
The effigy was burnt at the Saraswati Dhaba on the JNU campus.