Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly College witnessed the members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) threaten to burn a van carrying Urdu literature books. This incident stands testimony to the general atmosphere in the country where there is a constant attempt to create hatred in the name of religion, caste and regionalism.
uddenly, a group of ABVP members reached there demanding to know what kind of books they are selling. On being informed that they were carrying Urdu literature, they were asked to vacate the campus immediately, or face dire consequences.
According to a local Hindi newspaper, the ABVP members claimed that they will allow Urdu books for selling in the college if there will be a Sanskrit department in Aligarh Muslim University. However, they are ignoring the fact that there is a separate department for Sanskrit already in the University.
Imran Khan, a post graduate student of the college told Newsclick, “Few people from Delhi came to our college in a van carrying Urdu books. There were different kinds of books related to Urdu literature, history, etc. Suddenly, at least eight members of ABVP reached the spot, and following an argument with the book-seller, asked them to vacate the college otherwise they will burn the van. They did this despite knowing that those people were working under the HRD Ministry.”