Kolkata: Around Hundreds of students and alumni members of St. Xavier’s University on Monday defy the message of Sadhguru. He reprimanded students taking part in CAA protest and its agitation to the streets and getting their voices heard. The rally was in solidarity with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), who has been attacked by Delhi and Uttar Pradesh police for opposing CAA, NRC, and NPR.
The video appeal of Sadhguru was also shared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, it seems students who had been at the forefront of the protest against controversial citizenship law know well, what will be their move to save the constitution?
While Jadhavpur, Presidency and many other students of different universities of West Bengal have been regularly hitting the streets, now students of St. Xavier’s had also protested police brutality against students in Jamia and AMU, who were opposing CAA, NRC, and NPR, but brutally attacked by Delhi and Uttar Pradesh police.
Noted actor-turned-director Arindam Sil and musician Debojyoti Mishra participated in the protest march. They alleged that the BJP wants to further divide the country and wants to part the country on the basis of religious lines.
Rishi Basu, general secretary of St Xavier’s Students Council termed the police of BJP-run states as ‘undemocratic’ alike with the saffron camp.
“We deeply condemn the police action on the students of JMU and AMU, protesting against the amended citizenship act. This is certainly is not in the spirit of democracy,” said Basu.
At the rally, Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi stated that not just the students but every individual should unite against the ‘evil’ politics being played by the BJP led central government.
He said the statement holding posters in favour of the students of JMI and AMU “Today we have come together to show solidarity to the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University.
He said, “whatever police had done with the students is just atrocious”
The former TMC MP said, “People from the minority section who have every right to call themselves Indian. They are a part of this country for generations. The BJP leaders are still not clear about the fate of these people post CAA. No one should succumb to the divisive politics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central government,” added Trivedi.
The protest march, organised by St. Xavier’s Students Council and St. Xavier’s College Kolkata Alumni Association, moved along a short stretch from the College campus to Park Street.
The participating students also created a replica of the detention center cell, where the stateless individuals would be sent on failing to prove their citizenship.
Hinting at the recent attack on journalists in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, he said, “Even the reporters are not safe in the hands of this government.”