KU students protest NSUI tour programme
Srinagar, Oct 31: The sponsoring of tour by National Students Union of India (NSUI) – students’ wing of Congress party, for the students of University of Kashmir triggered massive demonstrations in the KU campus on Monday, with protesting students, terming it covert plan of the Congress to launch students’ body in the varsity.
This morning students from different departments came out of their classes and staged a protest against NSUI for “politicizing campus.”
Students told Greater Kashmir that NSUI in collaboration with KU authorities have organized a five day tour for students of different departments, commencing from today. “This is sheer politicization. We will not allow anybody to indulge in politics here. How can they facilitate any political party to set up a body here when they have banned all political activities, including Kashmir University Students Union?. The program of Congress is not new. When Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi visited the campus earlier this year the party launched a membership drive a day before his visit,” they added.
Chanting anti-NSUI and pro-KUSU slogans, the students marched in the campus, demanding explanation from the varsity authorities for sending students on the “political tour” Large contingent of police intercepted the students near Sir Syed Gate and did not allow them to march ahead.
When contacted, state president of NSUI, Dr Rashid Choudary said the tour is being organized by their party to provide exposure to the students.
He said, during this program, they would meet Rahul Gandhi, Minister of State for Home Jatinder Singh, other top politicians and intellectuals of the country.
“Fifteen students (for tour) were chosen by KU authorities themselves,” Rashid added.
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