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New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia Univerity has sent an invitation to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be its annual convocation’s chief guest. PMO, however, has not given any confirmation yet.

Jamia Vice Chancellor Talat Ahmed said that they have not received any confirmation in this regard.

A number of students and alumni are apparently not in favour of inviting PM Modi as the chief guest. For after the 2008 Batla House encounter, Modi in a gathering in Gujarat had said that Jamia was the breeding ground of the terrorist. According to students, he thus accused university’s students of being terrorists.

Reports of Modi being invited as the chief guest has created a lot of resentment; many students are planning to write to VC on this issue or even going to the extent of boycotting the convocation ceremony.

The invitation also received support as some called it a bold and welcome move saying that “things have changed since 2008.”

PM Modi, the then CM of Gujarat, was just a state leader then but today he represents India. PM Modi on Friday in parliament said that his government’s only religion was India. If he goes to Jamia, the move will promote harmony in the country.

It is also important that in the future such controversial statements by top leaders are avoided which stoke nothing but conflict and leave a bad taste.

Jamia Millia Islamia is one of the leading, noted universities in the country.

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He also accused the Bharatiya Janata Party governments in these states of “protecting rapists”. “Mr Prime Minister, your silence is unacceptable. What do you think about the growing violence against women and children? Why are accused rapists and murderers protected by the state? India is waiting. Speak up,” Gandhi said in a tweet.

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In another tweet earlier, Gandhi thanked people who had taken part in the midnight protest in Delhi against the “slumber” that the Modi government was in and sought justice for the victims.

“Thousands of men and women stood up to be counted in the battle for justice and to protest the rising acts of violence against girls and women.

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“I thank each and everyone of you for your support. It shall not be in vain,” Gandhi said while attaching pictures of people who participated in the protest. Gandhi, who had led the protest Thursday night, was joined by his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra, hundreds of party workers and senior party leaders.

During the protest, Gandhi slammed the Prime Minister over the repeated incidents of violence, rape and murder of women in the country. “We want the government to take action. Today, women are feeling insecure to move out of their houses. Somewhere a child, a woman is raped, killed and we want that the government should resolve this. The women of the country should feel safe,” he had said. IANS

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