Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 6
Members of the Students For Society (SFS), the left-leaning student political wing of Panjab University, raked up a storm over putting up posters reading ‘Rebuild Babri; Stop Hindutva Fascism’ against the controversial Ayodhya verdict on Friday.
While the authorities took quick action against the SFS members and stripped the posters off the university’s boards, several other student parties have been cheesed off over the issue. The members of PU’s Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), stated that the “Rebuild Babri Masjid” poster was against the decision of the apex court in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.
The central working committee member of ABVP Qudrat Jot Kaur, said, “Such acts hurt the religious sentiments of people and disrupts communal harmony. Their action is clearly an opposition to the decision of the court.”
Parwinder Singh Katora, ABVP Convenor, Chandigarh, and Campus president Harish said, “A formal complaint has been filed with the DSW, who has assured us of investigation and suitable action.”
DSW Emanual Nahar said, “The security officer, when informed about the issue sent the security guards to take off the posters. The situation is under control now.”
SFS, on the other hand, maintained, “The verdict is entirely based on manufactured and falsified faith, inspired by the ideology of Hindutva to satisfy the so-called collective conscience of the Hindu majority,”
In a statement to media, SFS spokesperson Harman, wrote, “The decision is yet another step forward in the making of a Hindu Rashtra. The Supreme Court has crushed the democratic rights of minorities under the barge of sentiments and trust of majority. But this step is not at all surprising as the Indian state has been communal since its inception.”
He further stated, “The decision has been welcomed by all opportunistic political parties. We must remember that without resisting and collectively fighting the communal and fascist agenda of Hindutava brigade, we can not even visualise the contours of economic struggles in remotest sense. We must see this verdict in broader communal design.”
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