NEW DELHI : In apparent anxiety over the Left veteran’s views on NRC and CAA, the Ambedkar University administration in Delhi stopped Politburo member Prakash Karat from entering the campus to participate in a delegation organized by the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) there,
Karat then, using a microphone, addressed the students, who gathered in sizable numbers along with their teachers, from outside the campus’s Kashmiri Gate.
Speaking from the varsity’s exterior, brings to mind, strikes held by Worker Unions outside factory gates, Karat said. Senior Journalist Arfa Sherwani and University Professor Dr Priyanka Thadha participated in the talks.
Authorities at the varsity cited Model Code of Conduct (MCC) given that Delhi goes to polls on 8 February.
The students have proved Centre’s presumption wrong, that only the community affected by CAA would care to protest; the students stand united in their struggle to preserve secular character of our republic, Karat said. All governments opposing CAA, should declare that NPR surveys would not be allowed in their States. he added
SFI President claimed conspiracy on part of varsity against Karat. Since the event did not include politicians with election history, there was no MCC violation in Karat attending the function, she said.
On Wednesday, the university administration hastily; came out with a guideline that said no politics-related event shall be hosted inside the campus. The rule contradicts rights in a democracy and hence it was decided to hold the event as slated, said SFI President Elizabeth Alexander and Seecretary Yashita Singh.