After a conflict in Kolkata’s Jadavpur University between TMC goons and students; students raised slogans demanding freedom from RSS. On this, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) condemning the protest, on Monday said this was just a ‘publicity stunt’.
The students of the University were seen holding placards which read: “Yogi is the new Trump…Brahminical version of white supremacy” and they raised slogans like “Azaadi”, “Halla Bol” and “RSS door hatao”.
“The protest against the RSS is nothing but a mere publicity stunt. It is strange to see everything but studies taking place in such universities across the country,” said BJP MP Roopa Ganguly. She also asked students to identify the ‘right light’ rather than these protests.
“The youth should start working and earn for themselves,” she added.
The slogans of Azaadi were raised near the Academy of Fine Arts where an international seminar on the prosecution of Hindu-Buddhist-Christians minority in Bangladesh was still on. This protest is the RSS’ conducting of the seminar on the issue of minorities in Bangladesh.
“We think the same RSS which has been the reason for the deaths of thousands in Godhra, in Muzaffarnagar cannot address the minority issue. We doubt their credibility; rather we think they are here to evoke communal sentiments and pitting one against the other. So we are protesting here,” Debopriyo Som, a student and United Students Democratic Front (USDF) said.