‘Not politics, but patriotism’: Union Minister Javadekar on UGC circular on Surgical Strike Day

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 21, 2018 4:42:45 pm

Javadekar today cleared the air saying that there was no compulsion on institutions or students and said that the ministry only issued a program on basis of suggestions received from teachers and many students. (File)

Two days after the UGC issued an advisory to universities and educational institutions to celebrate September 29 as ‘Surgical Strike Day’, Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar Friday denied any political motive behind the move and instead called it an occasion to commemorate Army’s efforts to protect the nation.

“Where is politics? This is not politics but patriotism,” Javadekar said, adding that students needed to be informed about the surgical strikes, and military and civil works soldiers do. Pointing out that there was no compulsion on institutions or students, he said the ministry only issued a program on basis of suggestions received from teachers and many students.

Javadekar’s reaction comes amid Opposition criticism that the BJP-led central government was “politicising” surgical strikes. TMC leader and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee’s criticised the BJP-led central government, accusing it of trying to ‘malign and politicise’ the…

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