Lucknow, 10, January 2016: Rihai Manch termed the termination of Magsaysay award winner social worker Sandeep Pandey by BHU administration in the mid session as fresh example of Sangh nourished intolerance against progressive values. Alleging the BHU administration for working as Sangh and BJP volunteer, Manch hold it to be precedent of academic decline in Modi regime.
In a press release Rihai Manch president Mohd. Shoeb said that by terminating an eminent Gandhian and rationalist faculty BHU administration has given clear signal that it does not want the rational and progressive thoughts to prosper. Its aim is to produce superstitious, fools and communal goons with Khaki half pants who can serve the anti national activities of Sangh.
“Allegation of beign Naxalite or anti national against Pandey and his termination is politically motivated” said Rihai Manch leader Rajeev Yadav. Terming it an attack on academic freedom he urged the chancellor of the university, President Pranab Mukherji to intervene into the matter and reinstate him. Rajeev Yadav said that since Modi govt. has assumed power in the centre, educational institutions are being cleared of those having different ideologies and Sangh and BJP volunteers are being installed in their place. He said that same strategy worked when Mr K.V. Suresh was appointed director of Indian Institute of Mass Communication. His only qualification is that he is member of Vivekanand Foundation among whose members are from administrative officer accused of organizing Gujrat massacre of Muslims to likes of Niripendra Mishra, a declared CIA agent. Rajeev Yadav said that an NGO India Foundation run by Shourya Doval son of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is leading a campaign to blunt the intellectual asset of the country.
“It is a matter of investigation in itself that the organization of Shourya Doval manages the events at Medison Square during the America visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and at the same time organizes the meet of DGP level officers for the last two years.” he said.
He alleged that strong lobbies of Sangh and foreign corporate capital are campaigning to mould the genius and intellectual power of our country according to their needs and whoever is a hurdle is being removed.
State secretary of Insaf Abhiyan and student leader of Allahabad University Dinesh Chaudhry said that it is ill-luck of an institution like BHU that it has got a vice chancellor like J.C. Tripathi who was a below average teacher of economics in Allahabad University and his own students didn’t take him seriously. He said that Tripathi,s only qualification to become the vice chancellor of BHU is that he has been loyal to Sangh since long.