Professor touches feet of ABVP workers as he was called ‘Anti-National’

In a recent event which took place in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, a professor touched ABVP workers’ feet as he was called ‘Anti-National’ when he tried to stop them from raising slogans outside his class. 

The Principal of Govt Rajiv Gandhi PG College, Dr. R K Sohoni said that Dr Dinesh Gupta was teaching when he heard ABVP activists raising slogans. The activists were on their way to submit a memorandum to the principal to protest delay in announcement of results of BSc fourth semester exams. Dr Gupta told them not to raise slogans as he was facing difficulty teaching due to the noise. 

The activists called him an “anti-national” because he stopped them from saying Vande Mataram and Bharat Mata Ki Jai. They allegedly threatened to file a police complaint for his “unpatriotic” act and made him apologise too.

A video that emerged Thursday showed Dr Gupta, apparently upset, running after ABVP activists to touch their feet even as they try to stop him. On Thursday, he applied for leave, left home and switched off his phone. 

The ABVP workers denied the above statements by the Principal and calling the incident as the ‘publicity stunt’. According to them, he could have stopped teaching till they had passed and nothing could have happened.  

Our Take

ABVP workers use the agenda of preserving ‘Indian culture’. Is this in our Indian culture to disrespect their teachers? They should learn the principle of humbleness and peace in order to actually preach Indian Culture. The incident is quite shocking and affirms the goon-image of ABVP.  

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