Shiv Sena condemns lathicharge on JNU students

In its editorial published in 'Saamana', Shiv Sena said that the BJP would have created huge row if such an incident had happened during Congress rule

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Shiv Sena on Thursday condemned the 'lathi-charge' by Delhi Police on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students while calling it "inhumane" and slammed its former ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the same. 

The JNU students have been protesting for more than 22 days demanding the rollback of fee hike. The students were allegedly 'lathi-charged' by Delhi police during their long march to Parliament. 

In its editorial published in 'Saamana', Shiv Sena said that the BJP would have created huge row if such an incident had happened during Congress rule. 

The lathi-charge on JNU students in Delhi was inhuman. The BJP would have created a ruckus if such thing would have happened during Congress rule and organisations like ABVP would have called for nation bandh," Shiv Sena said in its editorial. 

Shiv Sena, which is likely to form the government with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress alliance in Maharashtra, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP got to their current position through protests.

....they should not suppress democratic protests. During Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement, BJP leaders stood along with them. They should not forget that they came to power by protesting," said Shiv Sena. 

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The editorial noted that JNU has given "gems like Nobel Laureate Abhijeet Banerjee who are making India proud" and several great leaders "but none of them was of the right-wing view". 

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