ABVP activists protest against namaz offered at Rajasthan college, chant Hanuman Chalisa
After paying obeisance to tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary in the campus on Monday, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists read out verses of Hanuman Chalisa as a mark of protest.
Members of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) demanded the teacher be suspended for raising such objections in the name of religion.
''The teacher who took objection is affiliated to the RSS. The student was offering namaz in an open ground. Harassing someone in the name of religion is wrong,'' NSUI district president Rajesh Chaudhary said.
ABVP state secretary Hoshiyar Meena said they would not let the corridors of education get ''tarnished''.
He claimed it was not only a college student but others who were also offering namaz on the campus, which cannot be ''tolerated''.
Gandhi Nagar police have asked the vice-chancellor of the university to issue directions to its affiliated colleges to ensure such things do not occur on educational premises.
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