CPI (M) demands withdrawal of expulsion order against 6 Wardha Hindi University students

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has expressed concern over the   expulsion of six students by the authorities of Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Viswa Vidyalaya located in Wardha, Maharashtra. The decision to expel them was taken for staging a dharna and writing a letter to the Prime Minister on public issues is reprehensible, the CPI(M) said. The  authorities have invoked the Model Code of Conduct now in force for Maharashtra  assembly elections to be held on October 21.Citing the Model Code of Conduct, which is for election campaign, to take action is “ specious and irrelevant” inside a campus. The victimization of students by the University authorities is undemocratic and against all the values of Gandhi in whose name the university was established, the Left party said in a statement to media.. The CPI(M) demands the immediate cancellation of the order of expulsion of the students. The Free Press Journal says the Issues raised in letter included mob lynching, sale of PSUs; Interference in judicial process, violation of model code of conduct.”We wanted to protest the slapping of sedition charges on 49 celebrities for writing a letter to PM Modi. So we came up with the idea of writing to the PM on issues like lynching of Dalits and Muslims, the suppression of the voice of activists and intellectuals, the proposed privatisation of Railways and Public Sector Units like BPCL, the loot of money from banks. We had planned a programme on October 9 at 5 pm, where all those wishing to write the letter would gather to compose it,” Chandan Saroj, one of the expelled students, told The Free Press Journal.

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