Mangaluru, Sept 25, 2016: Secretary of Campus Front of India (CFI) State Committee Mohammed Tafsir on Saturday said that the recent developments at Mangalore University and Srinivasa College do not augur well for the district which is popularly known as an education hub.
Addressing the protesters in front of the deputy commissioner’s office complex here, Tafsir said Mangalore University campus at Konaje is turning into a political den. Recently, a programme was organised by a political party, in memory of erstwhile feudatory ruler Rani Abbakka, on the campus. Equally disturbing is the incident like placing a hidden camera in the women’s toilet at Bioscience Block of the campus, he criticised.
Tafsir said Srinivasa College of Pharmacy is turning into another Central University of Hyderabad (CUH) where a research scholar ended his life due to caste discrimination. A section of 25 students of the college are booked under false charge of ragging at the behest of its principal Shabaraya. He is akin to Apparao the Vice-chancellor of CUH, he criticised.
At Shivarama Karantha Government First Grade College at Peruvaje, Sullia taluk, students belonging to a particular community attend classes by wearing saffron shawls, the same students take umbrage against students belonging to other community, if they wear ‘hijab’ to class practicing their religion, he claimed.
Tafsir sought to point out that the organisation is forced to take to streets due to the inevitable circumstances. He clarified that some educational institutions in the district have the credit of producing eminent personalities.
Tafsir gave a call to the students to question such activities and strive towards building a better society. Earlier, hundreds of students from different colleges arrived in a rally to the deputy commissioner’s office. They were jointly led by CFI District President Muhammad Athaulla, General Secretary Mohammed Imran, State President Mohammed Tufail, Kerala Student Forum, Mangaluru convener Mohammed Ali and others.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald