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Anti-Cong mood descends at Ramdev’s alma mater

Agitated over the "highhandedness" meted on the yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his team of satyagrahis in New Delhi on Saturday, Aarsh Mahavidyalaya Gurukul, the alma mater of the Baba at this dusty village has pledged to launch an anti-Congress campaign.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2011 22:09 IST
Vishal Joshi

Agitated over the "highhandedness" meted on the yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his team of satyagrahis in New Delhi on Saturday, Aarsh Mahavidyalaya Gurukul, the alma mater of the Baba at this dusty village has pledged to launch an anti-Congress campaign.

Ramdev had stayed at the gurukul for four years from 1989 onwards to graduate in Ayurveda, Sanskrit grammar and philosophy under Acharaya Baldev, also the state president of Arya Pratinidhi Sabha.

The gurukul residents are worried about their four team members, including two students who are allegedly in the custody of Delhi police for raising voice against corruption in the public life.

When Hindustan Times team reached at the village near Safidon in Jind district on Monday afternoon, the gurukul wore a deserted look.

While Acharaya Baldev had gone to Hardwar to boost the morale of his student, most of the 25-odd residents of this Vedic school had gone to Jind town to attend a protest march against UPA government.

However, some of them stayed back at the gurukul to look after the gaushala and promised to fight for Ramdev.

Acharaya Karamveer Mimansak, a teacher at the Gurukul, who was with Baba in Delhi when the silent protesters were beaten in their sleep, told HT that they would educate people about the brutal face of "fascist Union government".

He said that following an ashram’s appeal, total five buses full of villagers of the area had reached Delhi to join Ramdev’s satyagrah.

Acharaya Karamveer, who was also victimized by the police, said that two gurukul students namely- Acharaya Yogender, Acharaya Sarvmitra and two drivers were taken in custody at Kamla Nagar police station in Delhi for no reason.

"Baba is a selfless person and his mission to put check on the black money is justified. But instead of supporting, the UPA government not only brutally attacked the innocent people but justified the act of shame," he says.

It was a heart rendering scene when the policemen targeted women satyagrahis at the Delhi camp. There were no policewomen and the ladies misbehaved. Most of the victims were from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka," he said.

Another Sanskrit scholar Dr Jitender Acharaya said that participants with orange or white robes were beaten up by the police even outside the pandal.

"The Saturday night incident has totally shaken our faith in the Congress party and now we vow to educate masses about the anti-people face of the party," he says.