Taking a swipe at the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Jawaharlal Nehru University, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday said that due to their ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the image of India has been hit abroad. While speaking on the challenges for India in 2020, Baba Ramdev questions the nature of the protest happening in India. He appeals to the students including JNU that, "protest is a politicians job, not yours." He added "spreading violence is not the main responsiblity of the students. Students should focus on their carrer."
Ramdev also said the government should start a "pension scheme for the elderly students of the varsity so that they can quietly pursue their studies on the campus".
"I demand that the government start a pension scheme for JNU's elderly students so they can keep quiet on the campus," Ramdev remarked laughingly while addressing the media at the Constitution Club here.
He supported the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and termed the protests against the law as "an attempt to malign India's image internationally".
Coming down heavily on organisations and protestors who he said were "radicalising" a certain community for their selfish ends, Ramdev said, "Some political parties, foreign powers and some communal forces are trying to create fear among the minorities over the CAA."
Urging the anti-CAA protestors to refrain from violence, he claimed that no one's citizenship was at stake.
"No leader or political party can take away the citizenship of any individual. People must not protest on roads, or destroy public property just because some organisations are radicalising them," Ramdev said.