ABVP and the Mandi episode; Shameful student politics.

In a shocking incident in Mandi, leaders of the BJP student wing organisation ABVP alleged that the Deputy Commissioner Mandi had slapped their leader in the office and thrown them out of his office when they had gone to submit a memorandum to the DC against starting of IIT classes in Mandi college. As reported in the media, Chaman Lal, a Mandi district leader of ABVP have lodged a complaint with the police against the ‘atrocity’. ABVP leaders have demanded the DC may be suspended and removed from Mandi district.

On the other hand, the Deputy Commissioner, Onkar Sharma clarified these student leaders never came to his office with a memorandum and no one was slapped. Hestud had stopped these leaders from collecting money from the district collectorate office. It is against the rules to collect money from any government office for political purpose.

One can simply marvel at the twist given by ABVP leaders to the whole episode. Either pay or face the blackmail of these student leaders who seem to have a full backing of the ruling party. Student politics in the state have already been taken over by rowdies and is merely a stepping stone to the larger goal of becoming a MLA. Already Mandi is a hot bed of ABVP as three powerful cabinet ministers are from this district.  Under this backdrop it becomes extremely difficult for any officer to enforce the law. The tragedy here is the administration has been completely taken over by the netas and their chamchas. There is a complete Mafia style grip of the political parties. Anyone who dare oppose this caucus is severely reprimanded.

One feels jittery the direction in which student politics is heading. Student parties may look good from far but are far from good. Party workers give two hoots to the rule of law and have the guts to collect money from the DC office which happens to be a main administrative office in the district. Slowly the political culture of UP is creeping in the state. The day is not far when political parties will fix targets to all govt officials to collect money for their coffers.

Student leadership in the state have mastered the art of projecting themselves as ‘the oppressed’ whereas they happen to be the biggest offenders of law. Where is the need for student parties, what good are these for the students, exception being the student leaders themselves. One wonders what were they doing in the collectorate when they should be in the class rooms. With such academic attitude in the state why do we wonder our boys never make to the A list of the companies. They are only fit for good for nothing sarkari jobs.

By all means, democracy is now reduced to a power play of the clans, castes and the majority. Our founding fathers would be turning in their graves seeing the gradual rape of the ‘system’. On one hand we blame the govt. for every wrong, isn’t it is our duty to support upright officers who try and enforce the rule of law against all odds.

What do you think?

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6 Responses to "ABVP and the Mandi episode; Shameful student politics."

  1. ravi   October 16, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Hi Nityn, i recieve your letters on my mail and appreciate some concerns especially social, raised by you on this platform.
    I was totally disappointed to read your comments about ABVP and other specific comments made by you regarding the horrible situation of law and order in mandi, as presented by you.
    The News you reffered has different versions of two people and the reporter himself has not established as to what actually happened in the office of DC Mandi. It is quite possible that that some incident took place and in which if DC has tried to manhandle anybody is very shocking. If DC who is a public servant can go to the extent to deal some representative of organisation like this than what would be the treatment a common man must be recieving at the hands of such officers.I am afraid to say that your comments show political inclination to particular party and my advice to you is that you if you use this platform for constructive and unbiased causes it would be appreciated more.
    thanks and regards
    rb sharma

    Reply
    • NITYIN   October 16, 2009 at 8:40 pm

      Hi Ravi
      Many thanks for reading the article and posting your comments. I try and post an opinion based on the news reports and do not report. I have a problem with student politics and I oppose any form of politics inside educational campus. I have written about other student parties in my previous articles and you can browse through older articles.

      This is a social issue. Don’t you think the students are being brain washed into wasting their time by joining campus political parties where as they should be studying. At least I think so. About Mandi incident, this DC has been posted by the present govt and he is handling a very political sensative district after Hamirpur. Mandi is home to three cabinet ministers. Do you seriously believe that a DC can be slapping people in office? and if so why has no action been taken against him till date when the person who has been slapped is a worker of the ruling party.

      Reply
  2. ravi   October 16, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Hi Nityn, i recieve your letters on my mail and appreciate some concerns especially social, raised by you on this platform.
    I was totally disappointed to read your comments about ABVP and other specific comments made by you regarding the horrible situation of law and order in mandi, as presented by you.
    The News you reffered has different versions of two people and the reporter himself has not established as to what actually happened in the office of DC Mandi. It is quite possible that that some incident took place and in which if DC has tried to manhandle anybody is very shocking. If DC who is a public servant can go to the extent to deal some representative of organisation like this than what would be the treatment a common man must be recieving at the hands of such officers.I am afraid to say that your comments show political inclination to particular party and my advice to you is that you if you use this platform for constructive and unbiased causes it would be appreciated more.
    thanks and regards
    rb sharma

    Reply
    • NITYIN   October 17, 2009 at 2:10 am

      Hi Ravi
      Many thanks for reading the article and posting your comments. I try and post an opinion based on the news reports and do not report. I have a problem with student politics and I oppose any form of politics inside educational campus. I have written about other student parties in my previous articles and you can browse through older articles.

      This is a social issue. Don’t you think the students are being brain washed into wasting their time by joining campus political parties where as they should be studying. At least I think so. About Mandi incident, this DC has been posted by the present govt and he is handling a very political sensative district after Hamirpur. Mandi is home to three cabinet ministers. Do you seriously believe that a DC can be slapping people in office? and if so why has no action been taken against him till date when the person who has been slapped is a worker of the ruling party.

      Reply
  3. Deepak K. Thakur   November 5, 2009 at 5:13 am

    This clearly shows that the BJP & ABVP, its offspring is nothing but an oppressive and exploitative group of misguided persons. They have no concern for the rule of law or the pluralistic framework of the Constitution. It is a continuity of Shanta Kumar’s goonda raj of 1991, when he had 3 innocent and unarmed persons murdered in cold blood in Kotgarh; the merciless beating of protesters in Bhekalti in 1991 & in the same year the lawless action taken against the rallyists in Shimla, including arrest of ladies by policemen, who were later taken to prison in Jutogh. They were not even given any water there & were released late in the night only when threatened with a notice of habeas corpus from the Shimla High Court.

    Reply
  4. Deepak K. Thakur   November 5, 2009 at 10:13 am

    This clearly shows that the BJP & ABVP, its offspring is nothing but an oppressive and exploitative group of misguided persons. They have no concern for the rule of law or the pluralistic framework of the Constitution. It is a continuity of Shanta Kumar’s goonda raj of 1991, when he had 3 innocent and unarmed persons murdered in cold blood in Kotgarh; the merciless beating of protesters in Bhekalti in 1991 & in the same year the lawless action taken against the rallyists in Shimla, including arrest of ladies by policemen, who were later taken to prison in Jutogh. They were not even given any water there & were released late in the night only when threatened with a notice of habeas corpus from the Shimla High Court.

    Reply

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