SALUTE BCM 4th CONFERENCE ON 27TH SEPTEMBER SHIMMERING TORCH OF ANTI FASCIST RESISTANCE FOR STUDENT COMMUNITY! CONDEMN THE FASCIST ACT OF POLICE IN DENYING PERMISSION FOR STAGING PROGRAMME IN HALL ON GIVEN DAY.
Salute the valiant courage of comrades of Bhagat Singh Chatra Morcha who have proved they have the potential to turn a spark into a prairie fire and among the best sons of our land.
The authorities denied permission for the Radhakrishnan hall to be used in spite of formal permission given earlier. Heroically the BCM held the event outside the hall in the vicinity of the balcony.
Even if quantitatively weak qualitatively the event was a great success.
The Bhagat Singh Chatra Morcha have ressurrected the inextinguishable flame of chairman Mao and Naxalbari to resist the Menace of Hindu fascism staging many significant struggles on campuses in Benares Hindu university.
They have also conducted go to villages campaigns propagating agrarian revolution. In villages of Uttar Pradesh.The rally held at the end was the 1st time for ages an open rally was led by a leftist organisation. in BHU campus to Lanka gate for years which symbolised the struggle of student community against fascism.Thus 4th conference of BCM was morally a great success.
May it's spirit shimmer in campuses all over the country on the 50th anniversary of the Student uprising in Paris.I was privileged to be part of the event.
On the previous day in the closed session a review was made of all the activities of the last 2 years.A new committee was elected comprising Shailesh as the secretary,Anupam Kumar as the general secretary ,Akansha Azad as the treasurer and joint secretary.Vishwanath Kumar as vice-president.
The speakers in the meeting were Professor Pramod Bhagade,Prof.D.K.Ojha,Prof Madhu Prasad from Delhi,Harsh Thakor from Mumbai .All the speakers summarized the threat of Hindu fascsim on the education system and the infiltration of Hindutva which was endorsing all the anti-people privatisation and attacks on genuine student struggles in the campus.
Com Ritesh Vidhyarti,the former secretary summed up the semi-colonial semi-feudal nature of the state that maintained the colonial legacy and was proto-fascist in nature
He bitterly condemned the arrest of the 5 intellectuals placed under hose arrest.He narrated how the freedom movement was betrayed from 1947 itself by leaders like Nehru and Gandhi and spoke in detail about the opression of students belonging to scheduled castes and minorities.
The concluding speeches were made by Shailseh at the sammelan venur and Akansha Azad at the conclusion of the rally.
The latter explained why the rally was a historic one,being the 1st ever democratic rally permited by the authorities on the campus.
Com.Ritesth Vidhyarti spoke to me about how earlier the authorities never granted per emission for a democratic programme to be held in a hall or a protest rally in the campus.
As a result of the protracted resistance by the BCM such democratic rights for students were won.THe BCM folllows the earlier legacy of the Andhra Pradesh Radical Students Union and Naxalbari.No group has played such a progressive role on the BHU campus as BCM who have led many a struggle independently and in joint fronts for rights of girls.hostel students rights of SC students opposing fee rise etc.
Above all it has continued legacy of linking students movement with agrarian revolution and refuted those intellectuals in the camp who termed the mode of production as capitalist.The BCM feels it has made major qualitative strides in spite of not being a very big group numerically.They have with all their might taken on the challenge to resist fascism on student community.