Press Esc to close
Saturday 22 November 2014
News updated at 9:30 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 18°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Don't let Modi enter varsity, say students

New Delhi, Feb 5, 2013, DHNS :

‘Communal man must not come to secular DU’

Teachers association and students from DU and JNU are planning to stage a protest on Wednesday outside the venue of the ‘Management Conclave’ at Shri Ram College of Commerce, which has invited Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as the key speaker.

While principal P C Jain said students will benefit from Modi’s lecture on development, protesting students and teachers are of the view that the ‘Godhra genocide’ under his rule and his alleged involvement in it are reasons enough to boycott his entry in a secular varsity.

“SRCC is an academic institution and not a political syndicate or a business house. Why should the college invite a controversial politician who is notorious for his communal politicking?” said


Federation of Central Universities Teachers’ Association (FEDCUTA) member S D Siddique.
Condemning the principal’s statement, Siddique said, “This statement to say the least is not only deplorable but also displays a lack of academic mindset as well as a highly questionable approach as head of an academic institution of higher learning.”

FEDCUTA members have asked the authorities to rethink on the decision of inviting Modi.

‘Blasphemous’ essay


Students protesting against inviting Modi cited examples of the university bowing to ‘Hindu fundamentalism’ when A K Ramanujan’s essay Three Hundred Ramayanas was scrapped from the history syllabus, under pressure from rightwing groups, which called it “blasphemous”.

“What happened in Godhra was systematic cleansing of a community. What developments are we talking about in Gujarat when an entire community lives in refugee camps in horrible conditions?” said an Economics Honours student of Hindu College.
“Despite committing mass murders, Modi is still roaming scot free. That shows our legal and political system have no backbone,”said the student.

“The truth is out and we still want to live in denial. Modi and his likes have only created communal hatred and in the university such people should not be allowed,” the student added.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Elderly women take part in Tug-of War during annual month long sports competition...

Elderly women take part in Tug-of War during annual month long sports competition...

A tigress in a playfull mood at the Maharajbag Zoo in Nagpur, Maharashtra...

A tigress in a playfull mood at the Maharajbag Zoo in Nagpur, Maharashtra...

Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircrafts make a formation in the shape...

Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircrafts make a formation in the shape...

Players during the 3rd day of IBSF World Snooker Championship in Bengaluru...

Players during the 3rd day of IBSF World Snooker Championship in Bengaluru...

Interim President, BCCI Shivlal Yadav felicitates Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma at the BCCI...

Interim President, BCCI Shivlal Yadav felicitates Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma at the BCCI...

Migratory birds arrive to make nest at tree at Islampur in Birbhum district of West Bengal...

Migratory birds arrive to make nest at tree at Islampur in Birbhum district of West Bengal...

Decommissioned warship, INS Vikrant being wrecked at Darukhana ship breaking yard in Mumbai...

Decommissioned warship, INS Vikrant being wrecked at Darukhana ship breaking yard in Mumbai...

Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters make a formation during a parade for presentation...

Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters make a formation during a parade for presentation...

Indian Coast Guard launching Interceptor Boat c-416 at Hazira, Surat...

Indian Coast Guard launching Interceptor Boat c-416 at Hazira, Surat...

Arun Jaitley with Mega actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth...

Arun Jaitley with Mega actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523