HPU Campus:Defamatory wall writings stir controversy
Student Federation of India criticized it, and said, “The defacement of public property is bad thing. But the question is who is creating situation that has been leading to such bad things on the campus?”
SHIMLA-The objectionable writings on the walls of the Arts block and Law Department buildings and on the campus road against the Vice-Chancellor and the Chief Minister over the controversial fee hike and banning of the Students Council elections ignited a fresh trouble in the Himachal Pradesh University here today.
The police have lodged an FIR under the Disfigurement Act against unidentified persons for the objectionable and defamatory wall writings against the V-C and CM after the objectionable slogans were detected by the university staff and the police.
The slogans have raised the concern of the teaching fraternity and students as the issue has fuelled a fresh row in the trouble-torn campus where the police have launched a hunt to identify students leaders in agitation against the fee hike. The high-powered committee has submitted its report to the government which is yet to take a final call on the issue.
The objectionable wall writings have defaced the public property and buildings as the campus is not owned by anyone, resented students and teachers on the campus. Both students and university administration and V-C are equally to be blamed for the ugly situation, they added. The members of the joint front of the student wings blamed the VC and the state government for the deteriorating law and order situation.
Student Federation of India campus president Rahul Kumar said, “The defacement of public property is bad thing. But the question is who is creating situation that has been leading to such bad things on the campus?”
The students belonging to the SFI-ABVP joint front justified the wall writings with derogatory slogans on the campus. But the NSUI has remained tightlipped on the issue.
HPU Registrar Dr Mohal Jharta said they had lodged the complaint with the police to nab the culprits. “We will take action against them. The university will abide by the decision of the government on the fee hike issue ”, he added. SP, Shimla, DW Negi said the police had lodged the FIR against the persons on the complaint of the university.
Courtesy: Tribune News Service