NAGPUR: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said the new generation needs to be taught to chant slogans hailing mother India. Bhagwat’s statement comes against the backdrop of a raging row over alleged anti-India sloganeering at Jawaharlal Nehru University.
“The time has come when we have to tell the new generation to chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ (hail mother India). It should be real, spontaneous and part of all-round development of the youth,” he said.
Bhagwat, without making any direct reference to the JNU controversy, said this was necessary as ‘some forces’ were telling youth not to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.
JNU hit headlines in February when a group of students allegedly raised anti- India slogans during an event organised on the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
The police later filed a sedition case in which three students, including the JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar, were arrested.
Bhagwat was speaking at the RSS headquarters in Reshimbagh during an award function.