Delhi: Six students of a central university in Maharashtra’s Wardha were expelled for staging a protest and writing a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over varied problems, together with rising incidents of mob execution and rape cases involving political leaders. The students of Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (MGAHV) were expelled for “violating the 2019 assembly code of conduct and interfering in the judicial process” by organising a dharna, consistent with an order issued by Acting Registrar Rajeshwar Singh on October 9.
One of the expelled students, Chandan Saroj alleged that there have been some a hundred students participating within the protest however the university took action against “three Dalit and 3 OBC students”, The Indian specific according. “There were many upper-caste students too in solidarity with us,” Saroj said.
Those expelled enclosed Chandan Saroj (M Phil, Social Work), Neeraj Kumar (PhD, Gandhi and Peace Studies), Rajesh Sarthi, Rajneesh Ambedkar (Women’s Studies Department), Pankaj Vela (M Phil, Gandhi and Peace Studies), and, Vaibhav Pimpalkar (Diploma, Women’s Studies Department).
Reacting to the expulsion, left-of-centre student organisation AISA mixed up the reversal of the university order, speech “freedom of expression of the students cannot be curtailed”. It demanded action in rape cases within which BJP’s Kuldeep Singh Sengar and Chinmayanand are suspect and raised the problems of geographic area, mob execution of Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand, the attack on Dalits in Bhima Koregaon and therefore the demolition of a Ravidas temple in the city.
Explaining the step taken by the university, acting Vice-Chancellor avatar Kumar Singh aforesaid, “Action was taken in view of the prohibition in force against protests in groups during the period of model code of conduct for the Maharashtra assembly election. Our letter is very clear on the matter.”
The students have alleged that they had been denied permission to write down the letter however there was no mention of the code of conduct.
According to Saroj, the scholars were to assemble at Gandhi Hill on the university field on October nine, that was additionally BSP founder Kanshi Ram’s death day, that the two programmes were integrated. however they were denied entry to the world and asked to go away by Acting Registrar Rajeshwar Singh, Acting V-C K K Singh and Proctor Manoj Kumar.
Later at nighttime, the expulsion letters were issued against six students. “We went ahead and posted the letter to the PM on October 10,” Saroj aforesaid.