Delhi government orders inquiry in claims of anti-national sloganeering by ABVP

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Amidst the growing controversy on the arrest of JNU’s students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar and the subsequent police’s crackdown, Delhi government on Saturday ordered an inquiry to verify the claims.

Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, said that there were reports that anti-national slogans were were chanted by the students belonging to RSS-affiliated student union ABVP.

He said, “There are claims that JNU student leaders shouted anti-India slogans and counter claims that ABVP activists did it. To find truth, Del govt is directing DM to conduct an enquiry.”

The video purportedly showing the members of ABVP chanting Pakistan Zindabad and other anti-national slogans went viral on Saturday. This, according to the voice in the video, was to defame the students owing allegiance to the Left and progressive ideologies.

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Earlier today, several Left leaders including the CPI-M’s general secretary, Sitaram Yechury and the CPI leader D Raja met Kejriwal at his residence.

These leaders were then joined by a protest rally on the campus by the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in the evening.

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  1. In net I was looking for the origin of the quote ” politics is the last refuge of scoundrels ” In Wikipedia it has been stated ” In 1774, Mr Samuel Johnson printed “The Patriot”, a critique of what he viewed as false patriotism. On the evening of 7 April 1775, he made the famous statement, “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.”This line was not, as widely believed, about patriotism in general, but the false use of the term “patriotism” by William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (the patriot-minister) and his supporters. Johnson opposed “self-professed patriots” in general, but valued what he considered “true” self-professed patriotism”. Many people and some academicians have claimed that Johnson’s maxim had been amended by George Bernard Shah by supplanting “Patriotism by “Politics” but no authority is discernible. How ever the way Government of India treated the Students of Hyderabad Bad University and Jawahar Lal University misusing the term “Patriotism” points to the relevance of 18th century observation by Samuel Johnson and its interpretation by Boswell.

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