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BJP using caste, religion to create division in varsities: Medha Patkar

Activist Medha Patkar was denied entry into University of Hyderabad where she wanted to address agitating students.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2016 14:38 IST
HT Correspondent
Activist Medha Patkar was denied entry into University of Hyderabad where she wanted to address agitating students.
Activist Medha Patkar was denied entry into University of Hyderabad where she wanted to address agitating students. (HT file photo)

Activist Medha Patkar on Sunday alleged that the BJP government is using caste and communal factors to create division within universities by sending ‘pariwarik’ organisations like ABVP.

Voicing concern over the ongoing unrest in universities, she termed it a serious situation for the country. “ABVP always had some space but they cannot dare try and occupy whole of the students’ movement space which is not going to happen because there are radically-thinking and ideologically-committed students who want true freedom, true development and a truly equitable and sustainable society in this country,” she told reporters.

The activist was denied entry into University of Hyderabad where she wanted to address agitating students to express her solidarity. She termed as childish the ban on entry of activists, media and others in the university, lathi charge on students, closure of canteen and other measures taken by the university administration.

Demanding immediate removal of P Appa Rao, she said bringing him back as the vice-chancellor was the worst move by the government.