A bunch of scholars affiliated to the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) has referred to as for a protest at Delhi University’s Hansraj College towards the “discontinuation” of non-vegetarian meals on the establishment and alleged makes an attempt at “saffronising the campus”.
The Hansraj College unit of the SFI stated in an announcement that an uproar is constructing inside the faculty campus towards the “ban” on non-vegetarian meals and the protest can be held exterior the Hansraj Hostel on January 20.
The college students declare Hansraj College stopped serving non-vegetarian meals at its canteen and hostel after it reopened following the pandemic in February final yr. There has, nonetheless, been no official order on this.
The SFI claimed that there have additionally been cases the place the Hansraj administration confiscated eggs from college students who introduced it to the hostel.
It stated a survey was carried out inside the Hansraj hostel by which virtually 75 per cent of scholars had been discovered to be non-vegetarians. Hansraj Principal Rama Sharma had earlier claimed that 90 per cent of scholars of the faculty had been vegetarians, the SFI added.
“Majority of scholars of Hansraj are towards this ban on non-vegetarian meals and see this as an try to determine cultural hegemony. When these points had been raised on campus there was a violent response by the right-wing forces to suppress it,” the assertion famous.
“This response by the right-wing forces and the angle of the administration in the direction of this reveals an try and saffronise the college areas,” it added.
Third-year scholar Alok Sharma, who resides in a hostel, stated the faculty stopped serving non-vegetarian meals abruptly. “We weren’t knowledgeable about any such order. I do not assume any order was issued. This is unfair. We live away from our household and we want correct meals,” he stated.
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