Foil gameplan of fascist forces to occupy space in varsities
JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh on Friday described RSS-BJP as the "biggest threats to the
country" and urged students to foil the gameplan of "fascist forces" to occupy space in the universities.
The very concept of free discourse in a liberal environment in the higher educational institutions is being
the coming JU union elections and to protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.
since 2017 but had retreated in the face of resistance by its students.
"Don't yield to them (ABVP) an inch. If they stare at you, stare back harder. Face their challenge head on to save
this country," Ghosh, whose bandaged head and bruised face had made her one of the most recognisable faces of protest against
the attack at JNU, told the gathering of students at JU. Singling out RSS-BJP as the "biggest threats of the
country" in the present times, Ghosh, who has been attending a series of anti-CAA protests in the city since February 13,
said none should take any step that may be of help to them. The ABVP is for the first time contesting eight
central panel posts - four in arts and four in engineering faculties - for the February 19 students' union polls in the
JU. To questions on denial of police permission to an
anti-CAA rally to be attended by her on February 12 at Durgapur and not being allowed to enter the Calcutta
divisive agenda of BJP and RSS. Stopping such programmes will only help Hindutva forces."
Banerjee was scheduled in the same route there. The JNUSU president had addressed a meeting outside the Calcutta
University premises the next day after its authority denied permission for holding a seminar inside the campus where she
was scheduled to speak. On Friday, Ghosh also led a march against CAA and NRC
from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology at Shibpur till Howrah Maidan.
Ghosh, who was showered with flower petals at Howrah, said that she will not stop her fight until the contentious
CAA, NRC and NPR are withdrawn. Later in the day, Ghosh said at a function at
Presidency University that there should be "organised sustained movement" against efforts by the government to
create division among students in higher educational institutions.
She said students of all the universities have a single demand - that is the right to education and any effort
to deprive them of it by effecting fee hikes will be resisted. Ghosh supported the demand of Presidency University
students for better hostel amenities and later joined them in a rally which went around the campus.
The students leader is slated to visit the sit-in venue of Muslim women at Park Circus Maidan in the city, SFI
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