Objectionable messages were written on the Swami Vivekananda Statue inside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
While there is no clarity on who defaced the statue, it is clear that the messages were directed at the BJP and its associates. The statue is situated on the right side of the administrative block opposite the statue of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
The incident has come to light just a day after students entered the JNU administration block and left painted messages for vice-chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar.
The students had earlier demanded to meet him and discuss the hostel fee hike.
However, the JNU administration announced a partial rollback of the hostel fee hike and also said that clauses in the draft hostel manual regarding to dress code and curfew timings were also removed.
Throughout Wednesday, several students pushed inside the administration block of JNU to talk to the VC. When they could not find him or any other officials in the building, the protesting students painted messages on walls near the vice-chancellor’s office.