Udupi: India is heading towards fascism said G Rajshekar, President of Karnataka Komu Souhardhaa Vedike, Udupi Unit. He was speaking at a protest organised in support of JNU students in front of the Clock Tower, here on February 29.
Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh together with BJP and ABVP is ruing our nation by influencing the educational institutions with fascist policies. The emergency declared way back in 1975 was a blow to democracy but now the developments in JNU and other prominent institutions are indications of emergence of democracy together with fascism.
Minister for Home, Rajnath Singh links JNU Student Umar Khalid with LET after following a fake tweet which indicates that he is an inefficient home minister. Minister for HRD, Smrithi Irani who played a soap opera in parliament calling Rohit Vemula her son writes five letters to IIT Hyderabad which leads to Rohit’s suicide. Deliberate attempts to lead India into fascism are on, he added.
Paniraj said that the British enacted IPC 124(A) Sedition, first time since the Independence the charges of sedition are levied on the JNU students who spoke on the deliberate attempts of BJP in destroying the country and its premier institutions, he added.
Irshad Ahmed a student said that the people who voice for minorities, Dalits and possess leftist ideas are termed anti-national today. Deliberate attempts are made to silence the voices which support self-reliance in the universities. JNU has boosted revolution of self-reliance and the voices will be strengthened against the goons who promote communalism in the campuses. RSS activists preach nationalism but they never hoisted the Indian flag in their headquarters in Nagpur, saffron forces will soon witness a downfall with students voicing for self-reliance and for national integration, he added.
Akshay another student said that the central government is making all efforts to influence students with communal agendas. BJP never wants the students to excell, instead it wants the voice of students to be silenced. Instead of questioning nationalism of JNU students the nationalism of BJP has to be questioned first, he added.
Suresh of Bahujan Vidhyarthi Association said that the Hindutva forces want to adapt Manusmrithi instead of the Indian Constitution. They want to silence the voice that speaks against them. The Hindutva forces should leave the country, he added.
Yasin Kodibengre said that at one phase Smrithi Irani calls Rohit as her son and at the other terms him anti-national, this soap opera doesn’t match, he added.
Fr William Martis, Prof. Cyril Mathias, Jyothi Guruprasad, Shashidar Hemmady and others were present.