On 3rd November (Friday), the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Pune had conducted a huge protest in Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) against some derogatory texts, wall paintings, graffiti, etc in the Pune University hostel premises against the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
During the protest, Dheeraj Ghate, BJP Pune City President, stated “For the past 2 to 3 days, some sick-minded organizations are trying to bully & intimidate people in the university. Yesterday (2nd November), in the University premises, by using foul language, various slogans were given & paintings were made against PM Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah & RSS. Hence, the BJP has staged this protest.”
More than 500 people were present during the protest.
Ghate further added “Pune is known as the City of Education & Knowledge. Several students from various parts of the world come to Pune to study. We always welcome them. However, under the name of education & study, if anyone is trying to be a goon, the BJP & Bharatiya Janata Yuva Manch will take appropriate action.”
Dheeraj Ghate further appealed the Pune University security administration to strengthen its inspections in the University. He further raised questions about the functioning & effective use of CCTV cameras in the University premises.
Ghate further demanded strict action against the people responsible for the wall paintings in the University premises. He also appealed to the University to submit the CCTV footage, of the cameras in the area where this was done, to the Police for finding out the persons responsible.
In response to the wall painting incident in the Pune University premises, the University administration has registered a case in Chatushrungi Police Station.
As per further information from a public disclosure by Pune University, some miscreants have tried to create a ruckus by writing offensive and defamatory text on the wall of the student hostel number 8 of Savitribai Phule Pune University. It has also been pointed out that some persons are indirectly participating in the said act by spreading hate texts through social media. A case has been registered against all the perpetrators in Chatushrungi Police Station.
The University is publicly condemning this perverse mentality. It is the moral responsibility of all sections of the society to protect the sanctity of the University. It is hereby announced that strict action will be taken against those who pollute the academic environment of the University in any way.
In view of the incidents that happened in the university in the last few days, the security of the university is being increased and necessary biometric systems are being implemented at all the entrances. All concerned should note that entry will be done through inquiry and registration at the main entrance of the University and only authorized resident students will be admitted to all the hostels through biometrics.