Dejagow fasting 'absurd': Champa

Dejagow fasting 'absurd': Champa

Dejagow fasting 'absurd': Champa

Former president of Kannada Sahitya Parishat (KSP) and writer Chandrashekara Patil (Champa) on Thursday termed Dejagow’s hunger strike as a ‘drama’ and an insult to the Gandhian principles.

“Mahatma Gandhiji used fasting as a tool to strengthen his moral principles and fight for the cause of the nation. But, Dejagow has misused the same tool to support corrupt practices of his son and to achieve immoral things. His fasting for the cause of his tainted son is absurd,” Patil told reporters in a press conference here.
Jaware Gowda has gone on hunger strike many a times in the past urging classical status for Kannada. His contribution and fight for classical tag is highly noteworthy.

“But, the strike this time appears to be a big drama. By trying to shield his tainted son through hunger strike, the veteran writer has insulted Mahatma Gandhi,” Champa chided.

He demanded that the Governor and Chancellor H R Bharadwaj directs the University of Mysore(UoM) to go ahead with the filing of a criminal case against all those involved in the irregularities in appointments. The Chancellor should revoke his earlier order telling the Government and the University that action against Prasad would be ‘illegal’.
It appeared the Governor has bowed to pressure from some quarters to rescue the former VC, he alleged.

“The Governor has taken several good decisions meeting the aspirations of the people of State. But, some of his actions are simply unacceptable. His behaviour with the Vice-Chancellor of University of Mysore, Prof V G Talwar during his recent visit to city is a disgrace to his office,” he said.

Actor and Prof Lohithashwa said Prasad episode has devalued the stature of the University. While, Jawaregowda’s hunger strike was a mockery on all those who have suffered injustice due to nepotism and corruption carried out by Prasad and members of Board of appointments.

Silent protest
Meanwhile, Patil and Lohithashwa joined the members of the Save University Forum to stage a silent protest infront of the Gandhi statue in Gandhi square on Thursday.
The protesters wore black badges and observed a black day to condemn the irregularities in the appointments and Dejagow’s hunger strike in defence of his son.
Forum leaders K S Shivaramu, Prof K S Bhagawan, Harihara Anandaswamy, Pa Mallesh and others participated in the strike.
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