(Shimla)ABVP Slams New Excise Policy in Himachal Pradesh
The RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has slammed Himachal Pradesh’s new excise policy which has reduced liquor rates and approved keeping bars open in star rated hotels till 2 am.
The state cabinet in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday gave its approval to the new excise policy which extended operational timings of bars in all star rated hotels and bars in specified important tourist areas from noon to 2 am.
The policy also approved reduction in the price of liquor.
In a statement issued here on Wednesday, ABVP state secretary Rahul Rana flayed the BJP government for adopting double standards on the issue of eradicating of drugs from the state.
[New Delhi]JNU Enquiry Says,Yes ABVP Member Vikrant Assaulted Najeeb
A proctorial enquiry by JNU has found ABVP member Vikrant Kumar guilty of assaulting Najeeb Ahmed during a brawl following which the latter went missing over a month ago.
Najeeb (27), a student of School of Biotechnology and a native of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh, went missing on October 15 following an on-campus scuffle allegedly with the members of ABVP, including Vikrant, the night before.
JNU had ordered a proctorial enquiry into the incident.
Vikrant has been asked to explain why disciplinary action should not be initiated against him.
ABVP has, meanwhile, come out in Vikrant’s support and accused the university administration of being “biased” in conducting the enquiry.
JNU students and teachers have been agitating against the university administration and Delhi Police for their failure to locate the missing student.
The protesting students had even confined the Vice Chancellor and other senior officials in the administrative building for over 20 hours.
Last month, an SIT was formed to trace the missing student on the directive of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma.
The SIT, headed by Additional DCP-II(South) Manishi Chandra, failed to get any actionable clues in the matter.
The case was later transferred to Delhi Police’s Crime Branch.
[Kozhikode,Kerala]3 Senior Girls Amongst 6 Students Arrested for Ragging
Six final year students,including three girls, of a private college near Vadakara have been arrested on charges of ragging and abetting the suicide of a junior student of the same college,
The final year students of B.Sc. Computer Science discipline in Malabar Higher Education Society (MHES) at Cherandathur were arrested last evening
Later, they were produced before the Judicial Magistrate at Vadakara who remanded them in 14 days judicial custody,
On July 23, Hasinaz Hameed (19), a second year B.Sc Microbiology student of the same college, was found hanging inside the bathroom of her house in Thodannur.
Her relatives had filed a complaint alleging that she had taken the extreme step following ragging by her seniors.
Students belonging to ABVP had boycotted classes in various colleges in Vadakara taluk on July 25, demanding action against those involved in the alleged ragging incident.
Members of Students Federation of India had also taken out a protest march towards the college campus demanding a fair inquiry into the incident.
On June 2, a 19-year-old Dalit girl of Malappuram district, was admitted to the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital here with severe stomach problems after she was allegedly ragged by her seniors,
[New Delhi] Rahul Visited JNU,Voiced Solidarity With Agitating Students And Accused NDA of Suppressing Students Voice. ABVP Activists Showed Black Flags
Rahul Gandhi accused NDA government of “suppressing” students’ voice as he visited the JNU campus On 13th Feb to express solidarity with them, a day after the arrest of its students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case.
The Congress Vice President, who had yesterday accused the Modi government of “bullying” the institution, scaled up the attack saying “most anti-national are people, who are suppressing the voice of students in this institution”.
Accompanied by Delhi PCC chief and former Union minister Anand Sharma, Rahul interacted with the agitating students and lauded the university for representing free voice.
Drawing parallel between the actions against students in JNU and events leading to the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad University, he said the question is why a student is “not allowed to say what he believes in”.
Noting that India is progressing because more and more people are raising their voice, Rahul said that everybody has a right to disagree.
In his speech marked by frequent disruptions, Rahul said that he will be happy to see even people from RSS and BJP express their opinion.
Training his guns on the government, he said, “They will not understand that in crushing you, they are making you stronger.”
His visit was opposed by members of ABVP, who waved black flags when he spoke. Taking note of it, he said, “People who showed black flags on my face, I feel proud that in my country they have the right to show black flags
[New Delhi]Warning JNU Students, Rajnath Singh Said Anti-India acts won’t be tolerated
Home Minister Rajnath Singh today warned of “strongest possible” action against those involved in raising anti-India slogans at an event in JNU campus saying such activities will not be tolerated.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh Told Reporters “If anyone raises anti-India slogans, tries to raise questions on country’s unity and integrity, they will not be spared. Stringent action will be taken against them,” .
The Senior Minister said he asked the Delhi Police to take “strongest possible action” against those who were allegedly involved in anti-India acts in Jawaharlal Nehru University campus recently.
A group of students on Tuesday held an event on the JNU campus and allegedly shouted slogans against the government and the country over the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in 2013.
The event occurred despite varsity administration having cancelled the permission following a complaint by ABVP members, who termed the activity as “anti-national”.
Delhi Police yesterday registered a case of sedition in connection with the event following complaints by BJP MP Maheish Girri and ABVP.
file photo rajnath singh with PM Modi