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When JNU hit headlines for all the wrong reasons
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When JNU hit headlines for all the wrong reasons
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New Delhi, Sep 13 (TIWN) The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi is considered one of the most prestigious institutions of the country but it had hit national headlines for wrong reasons in 2016.

It had attracted special media attention after the "tukde tukde" episode allegedly involving raising of anti-national slogans on the campus during a programme on February 9, 2016.

On that day, some students of the university held a protest against the sentencing to death of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

It was alleged that the then JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and some other office bearers of the Left-dominated body had participated in the programme, which was held despite the University administration withdrawing permission for it shortly before it was to begin because of protests by BJP-affiliated ABVP.

Videos about the programme and the clashes that followed went viral, leading to action against the participants of the event.

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