New Delhi: Stating that the government would not tolerate any anti-national activity in the country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said stringent action will be taken against the demonstrators who raised 'anti-national' slogans at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus.
"When someone is in the country and raises anti-national statements, raising questions on India's unity, diversity and sovereignty then they won't be forgiven. What happened in JNU was unfortunate and for that, I have already given the necessary instructions to the Delhi Police Commissioner," Rajnath said.
Promising firm action against the demonstrators, he reiterated that anti-national statements cannot be forgiven.
"You can't raise anti-national statements while you stay in India," he added.
On Thursday, the police registered a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy after anti-India slogans were raised at an event to mark a protest against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in 2014.
The case was registered following complaints by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Maheish Girri and RSS's student front Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad.
Marking the death anniversary of Guru, a group of students on Tuesday held an event on the campus and shouted slogans against government for hanging him, despite varsity administration having cancelled the permission.
The university has also set up a proctorial committee, headed by Professor Kishan Kumar, to inquire into an event organised by some former members of Democratic Students' Union (DSU) that led to violent clashes on the campus.
JNU Students Union joint secretary Saurabh Sharma, of the ABVP, said they demand an inquiry against all the 10 students who had organised the event and it it responsibility of the university administration to ensure that such incidents do not happen in the campus again, and if the university fails to take an action in a week, then 'a campus strike will be carried out'.