Rahul Gandhi Supports Petition Against Jayant Sinha Seeking Withdrawal Of Harvard Alumni Status

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New Delhi:  Congress President Rahul Gandhi has supported the petition against Union minister JayantSinha seeking withdrawal of his Harvard alumni status. The Union minister felicitated criminals convicted of lynching.

The petition has been launched by a student of Master of Public Policy at Harvard University, Boston in the US from where Sinha has also graduated, and sought that his alumni status be withdrawn for “honouring criminals”.

The petition to the President of Harvard University, Boston, has condemned the minister’s action, saying it “has shocked the nation and brought disrepute to the institution”.

“The rule of law is supreme in our constitutional democracy. Any unlawful acts, particularly, those that violate the rights of any citizen, should be punished with the full force of the law.

“If the sight of a highly educated MP and central minister, JayantSinha, garlanding and honouring criminals convicted of lynching an innocent man, fills you with disgust, click on the link and support this petition,” Gandhi said on Twitter, urging people to sign the petition against Sinha.

Sinha has been at the centre of a row after he garlanded the lynching convicts at his residence in Hazaribagh in Jharkhand after they came out of prison on bail last week.

The opposition parties led by the Congress attacked him and the Modi government over the issue, saying that this act gives “a guarantee to” the perpetrators that they have the support and encouragement of the government.

Sinha, on his part, has claimed that he unequivocally condemns all acts of violence, and rejected any type of vigilantism.

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