ABVP Flays Government over Islamic Varsity near Hindu holy place Tirupati

The three-day convention of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which concluded on Sunday, found fault with the government for giving permission to the construction of Islamic University near Tirupati and passed 18 other resolutions related to education system and politics.

The main resolutions of the convention include opposing the construction of Islamic University near Tirupati, demand for release of `100 crore to each university, deleting Adhar linkage to the fee reimbursement scheme, issuance of notification to PhD courses in time, setting up of medical and engineering colleges in every district, establishment of a central university in Seemandhra region and others.

Addressing mediapersons after the meeting, ABVP state president Anjani Srinivas said that it is unfortunate that chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy is playing the role of a mute spectator despite evangelism growing rampantly in spiritual centres like Tirupati. “There is a conspiracy being hatched for Islamic propaganda in the guise of Islamic university,’’ he alleged.

The ABVP leader also questioned the silence of chief minister for his inaction despite Chittor district becoming a hub for red sanders smuggling. ABVP leaders Suresh and others were present.

Meanwhile, the convention decided to organise a campaign across the nation from February 10-20 for promoting youth to enrol themselves as voters. The ABVP opined that there are 14 crore youngsters who have not enrol as voters.

Similarly, the ABVP proposed to organise an international convention from March 8-10 at Pune with foreign students to discuss about the present education system and changes to be made in it. The ABVP leaders said that students from various countries are studying in nearly 90 Universities across the nation.

The Parishad would also conduct a talent test from March 14-16 in Bangalore for the benefit of the students appearing civils and other competitive examinations.

On the state bifurcation issue, the ABVP said they are not against division of state but wanted the government to develop various universities and research centres in Seemandhra region.

Source: The New Indian Express