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Politics + Students = Explosive Mix?

August 31, 2006

Indian Universities and colleges have always been the playground for aspiring politicians.

Catch them young� Over the years this has been the underlying principle on which political parties have been extending support to students contesting college elections.

But in the process, the dirt has also flowed into student politics. Arm-twisting and kidnappings are a common feature ahead of elections to the Student's Union.

The incident in Ujjain, where a professor lost his life after being allegedly manhandled during violence in college elections, is a glaring instance of how student politics has degraded over the years.

BJP-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad's Madhya Pradesh unit secretary Vimal Tomar was shown on television channels abusing and threatening Nath during the elections, which were later cancelled.

Are University students ready for such kind of politics? Should political parties be asked not to interfere in the Student Union polls? Tell us.

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Number of User Comments: 78

Sub: An innocent proffessor's death

we should take steps to stop politics from our colleges and universities .campus politics became more and more worst and it is a great treat ...

Posted by Sameer

Sub: Politics + Students = explosive mix

Yes surely this is the deadly mix and as a students the election means the development of leadership qualities and ont developing leaders. overall our ...

Posted by Anil Sharma

Sub: Student Politics

Students entering politics is not bad but violence in the name of politics is. The more pertinent issue that needs to be faced is the ...

Posted by Vani

Sub: yes if RDX ABVP are added

politics amongst students is actually a foolish man's idea. Student life means to learn to become a human being for man kind and economic development ...


Sub: students and politics

The decent and refined student community has suddenly changed into a vile and profane community, and the youngsters are lured into the filthy pit of ...

Posted by Nazim hasan Khan



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