Tension on Campus : ‘Saffron’ paint on Vivekananda’s statue at Faculty of Arts.

The Delhi University administration’s decision to allow a seminar on Ram Janmabhoomi temple in the varsity by a Vishva Hindu Parishad-affiliated outfit has brought in a serious controversy.

Various student groups and teachers have opposed DU’s decision to offer its campus for the non-academic event. This move of university has created a strange atmosphere amongst students. Students belonging to different student wings of political parties stand divided on this issue and some of them are adopting wrong means to prove their point as is seen in a recent incident where some unidentified persons have painted Vivekananda’s statue at Faculty of Arts ‘Saffron’ or Orange.
Orange is a colour which is often shown by the right wing political party BJP to mark its presence or victory. Students are showing their anger against this misbehaviour on Social Media.

“We strongly condemn this act of misbehaviour by those who want to impose their ideologies on others. Who has given them the right to destroy DU’s property? University should be a free place but through this act BJP/ABVP is trying to terrorize students. Strict action should be taken against the culprits” said a student who was present at the time when the statue was being painted.

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