BJP’s student wing Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has demanded the installation of a 200-feet national flag and a wall dedicated to martyrs to instil nationalism amongst students in University of Hyderabad.
ABVP asked the university to follow the Ministry of Human Resources Department’s directives and install the flag.
The University is again on the boil over attempts by the varsity officials to remove a temporary bust in memory of the Kargil martyrs.
In a tribute to Kargil martyrs, ABVP had set up a temporary bust on July 26, which was removed by the authorities for not obtaining permission. This led to an altercation between the security staff and the ABVP.
Angered by it, the ABVP immediately made a permanent structure at South Shopping Complex in the campus.
Dissatisfied with the action of the university authorities, ABVP has asked the varsity Vice Chancellor, Appa Rao to tender an apology to the families of slain soldiers and to also follow the MHRD orders to install a 200-feet national flag.
The ABVP released a poster on Saturday with three questions: How many times did the University pay tribute on Kargil Diwas? Why the liberals in the campus discuss only Yakub Memon and Afzal Guru and not war heroes like Captain Vikram Batra or Grenadier Yogendra Singh? Why other stupas or memories of resistance spared and not nationalist symbols?
Speaking to TNM, ABVP National Executive member and ex-ABVP president, Karan Palsaniya, said, “We are not asking something which is illegal. We are asking the authorities to just follow the MHRD directives. Similar to JNU, and Central University of Jammu, we want University of Hyderabad to create a ‘wall of heroes’.”
In the proposed wall of heroes, photos of Param Vir Chakra recipients would be hung and honoured, as part of the MHRD’s Vidyar Veertha Abhiyaan.
UoH, Public Relations Officer and official spokesperson, Vinod Pavarala, said that he’s not aware about the issue raised by the ABVP.
The university will take a call on Monday, after assessing the situation, he added.