Case Against BHU Official for Removing RSS Flag From Campus
A case has been registered against a senior Banaras Hindu University official for allegedly removing a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) flag from its south campus in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur district, officials said on Thursday, 14 November.
The case against Damle has been filed based on the complaint of RSS office bearer Chandra Mohan and investigations are on, he said.
Damle had allegedly said that the flag will not be allowed but members can go on with their yoga practice.
Terming it as disrespect of the flag, RSS members had staged a dharna at the administrative block demanding that they be allowed to continue their yoga sessions with the flag, Singh said.
Demanding her removal, the protestors had also alleged that Damle had misbehaved with students.
The deputy chief proctor had said in view of the prevailing atmosphere she had asked for the removal of the flag and since it was not done, she handed it to her assistant attendant Satish.
She added that since 'shakhas' were not held on the campus, she had asked them not to organise it.
Her resignation has been sent to proctor O.P Singh.
Meanwhile, SP Dharamvir Singh said removal of the flag has hurt the sentiments of 'swayam sevaks' and Damle should instead have explained and prevailed upon them for getting it removed.
Reacting on the incident, local Congress leader and former MLA, Lalitesh Pati Tripathi said that 'shakhas' should not be held on the campus of educational institutions.
"Moreover, why are the outsiders including RSS office bearers interfering in the affairs of the university," Tripathi asked.
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