NEW DELHI: Notwithstanding the ongoing controversy over the documents presented by the Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani in the parliament over goddess Durga, the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Tuesday endorsed Iran’s views.
“Our University’s internal security records authenticate that such kinds of pamphlets were put up in the campus in 2014. The documents presented by the HRD minister were correct according to our records and the same has been conveyed to the ministry” JNU Registrar Bhupinder Zutshi told Express.
Irani while giving clarification about her ministry's stringent action on 'Anti-National' forces, had last week read out a pamphlet in Parliament, which the student oranisers of the event later denied having issued alleging that the minister quoted from "half-cooked facts".
“In fact a complaint was also registered regarding the same” Zutshi said further.
Earlier reading from the document, Irani had said in the Parliament, "Posted on October 4, 2014. A statement by the SC, ST and minority students of JNU. And what do they condemn? May my God forgive me for reading this".
"Mahishasur, a brave self-respecting leader, tricked into marriage by Aryans. They hired a sex worker called Durga, who enticed Mahishasur into marriage and killed him after nine nights of honeymooning, during sleep," she added.