RSS leader’s controversial comments agitate G.U students; massive protest at the campus


  • RSS leader’s controversial comments agitate G.U students; massive protest at the campus
12-02-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

On Sunday, students of Gauhati University staged a massive protest against the controversial remark made by RSS leader Dr. Krishna Gopal on Shrimanta Shankardev and Bhupen Hazarika in a programme named ‘Gyan Sangam’ organized by the Intellectual Forum of Northeast.

Not only the students but the teachers association as well expressed their disappointment by displaying black flag- placards. The administration in order to control the agitated crowd used tear gas and water dispensing pipes polluting the educational environment of the University.

As a part of the protest the students’ body shut the main gate disrupting the routine of the University. Hundreds of students flooded the main streets of Guwahati. Various ethnic communities and groups also protested against being hurt with the comments of a non-Assamese commenting on the culture and the pillars who defines the existence of the Assamese Society.

The closing ceremony of the programme, ‘Gyan Sangam’ in which Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma was supposedly to deliver a speech, was suddenly suspended due to the ongoing protests in the Gauhati University premises.

Manash Pratim Dowerah, President of the Post-Graduate Students’ Union said that the University is not a slave of any political party. We students will always stand against any political party trying to politicize our University and the education system.

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