Defend JNU to battle Hindutva, says CPI-M

| Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 16:31
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CPI-M, Hindutva

Defend JNU to battle Hindutva, says CPI-M

New Delhi: Denouncing the arrest of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, the CPI-M has said that the campaign to defend the university is part of "a much wider battle against Hindutva".
"The RSS-BJP drive to bring universities and higher educational institutions under its political-ideological domination is in full swing," the CPI-M journal "People's Democracy" has said.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) here "has become a prime target as it stands for all that is antithetical to the RSS-Hindutva forces", it said in an editorial.
The CPI-M said the arrest of JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, on charges of sedition, "seems to be an over the top reaction to a small group of students protesting on the anniversary of (Kashmiri terrorist) Afzal Guru's execution. 
"However, this was not bureaucratic overreaction but a deliberate political intervention by the BJP government... Portraying JNU as a den of 'anti-national' forces has long been the motif of RSS-BJP propaganda."
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The editorial pointed out that the JNUSU had not organised the protest meeting of February 9 where allegedly anti-national slogans were raised.
"The fact that the JNUSU president and other office-bearers were singled out for arrest, when they have nothing to do with the event, shows the intent of the central government and the BJP to target the JNU and to punish the student community as a whole for their steadfast commitment to secular democratic values and opposition to the Hindutva forces... 
"The battle to defend JNU is, thus, part of the much wider battle against Hindutva authoritarianism."

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Defend JNU from Hinduthuva

Can CPI (M) explain as to whats wrong with "Hinduthuva" ?? Does there call to "protect JNU from Hinduthuva", mean they want to "promote" another religion/s, even if it means sacrificing National Interest ??? Indian Communist, always " drew reference " to Kremlin & Beijing, for their SURVIVAL. So nothing surprising about their wanting to support Anti- National Muslims, for REVIVAL of a their party, currently in ICU !!

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