16.9 C
New Delhi
Monday 9 December 2019
India DUSU removes Bose, Savarkar, Singh busts

DUSU removes Bose, Savarkar, Singh busts

The busts of the trio were installed on 20 August by outgoing DUSU President Shakti Singh without taking permission from the varsity authorities

New Delhi: The ABVP-led Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) has removed the busts of VD Savarkar, Bhagat Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose from the campus, the student outfit said in a statement on Saturday.

The ABVP, however, claimed that the Delhi University has assured them that the busts will be reinstalled in accordance with the procedure after the DUSU polls are concluded.

The busts of the trio were installed on 20 August by outgoing DUSU president Shakti Singh without taking permission from the varsity authorities. They were removed on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

“ABVP-led DUSU has removed the busts of Veer Savarkar, Bhagat Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose till permission is obtained from the DU Administration. The busts have been kept (at a) safe (place) by the varsity,” the RSS-affiliated outfit said in a statement.

Earlier, the ABVP had asked DUSU office-bearers to install the statues as per the procedure, it claimed.

The students’ body also demanded “stringent legal action” against members of the Congress-affiliated National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) for allegedly blackening the bust of Savarkar on Thursday.

The ABVP claimed left-affiliated student organisations along with AAP’s CYSS and the NSUI had “stooped to a low level” and were harming the “the culture of debate and discussion, prevalent in the university”.

“ABVP strongly believes that the Left, AAP and the student organisations affiliated to the Congress should stop insulting freedom fighters to meet their trivial political interests,” the ABVP said.

ABVP Delhi’s State Secretary Sidharth Yadav said: “It is very unfortunate that the DU administration turned a deaf ear to DUSU’s demand for installation of busts of freedom fighters, for a very long time. The university should restore these idols, as per their assurances, at the earliest.”

The manner in which other student organisations have carried out such extremely unfortunate acts reveal the real and degraded mindset of these student organisations towards freedom fighters, the repercussions of which they will face in the times to come, Yadav added. “At the same time, the Congress should understand that its Kaalikh model is not going to hide the reality. We have decided to remove the busts because we don’t want to do politics over the name of freedom fighters,” he said.

No immediate reaction was available from the university.

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi

Leave a Reply

Opinion

Fire: Uphaar To Mandi, Delhi Remains Incorrigible

After every fire tragedy, it is learnt illegal factories were operating in residential areas also with illegally built hotels, theatres, etc

Taliban-US Talks Bode Ill For India, But Can’t Be Helped

On the one hand, infrastructure projects of India worth crores are at stake; on the other, Pakistan is vying for the day a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan can serve it again as a terror launchpad

India Not Ready For End To Death Penalty

India hardly has an efficient apparatus of governance, but if this is what we have, we must live with the death of a killer by a court order

Trump Drives Democrats And Media Crazy

America can never be the same again, even after Trump leaves the White House,” say many, and you can read that anywhere

Balasaheb Thackeray’s Legacy Up For Grabs

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena has failed to live up to the ideals of Balasaheb, leaving a void that the BJP alone can fill
- Advertisement -

Elsewhere

Factory owner Md Rehan arrested; 29 of 43 bodies identified

The construction units in the factory area did not have a no-objection certificate (NOC) of the fire department

Taliban-US Talks Bode Ill For India, But Can’t Be Helped

On the one hand, infrastructure projects of India worth crores are at stake; on the other, Pakistan is vying for the day a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan can serve it again as a terror launchpad

महिला ने की बेटी को जलाने की कोशिश—किस हद तक जाते हैं एक्टिविस्ट्स

राजीव गोस्वामी का नाम आपने सुना होगा, जिसने मंडल कमीशन के विरोध में ख़ुद को आग लगा ली थी, पर इस महिला एक्टिविस्ट ने उस हद को भी पार कर लिया

India Not Ready For End To Death Penalty

India hardly has an efficient apparatus of governance, but if this is what we have, we must live with the death of a killer by a court order

Vinay Sharma, Nirbhaya case convict, wants mercy plea back

This could be Vinay Sharma's delaying tactic, believe legal experts, as the reason he has cited for the withdrawal of the plea is implausible

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: