New Delhi: DCW chief Swati Maliwal on Sunday termed the recent developments in JNU as “disturbing” and claimed a true “patriot” is one who deeply empathises with the poor, women and the marginalised sections.
“The recent developments in JNU are disturbing….In my life I have come across many hardcore Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and even Deshbhakts (patriots) but have come across few hardcore humans,” Maliwal said while speaking at a programme organized by National Service Scheme in JNU.
“To be a true Deshbhakt one has to be a good human being first and have deep empathy for the poor, women and the marginalized section of this country and work towards their uplift,” she said.
Addressing the students on “Role of youth especially women in nation building”, she also highlighted the challenges faced by women in the national capital including the issue of their safety.
JNU was mired in a row over an event on campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.