Violence in campuses, political hegemony and undemocratic practices have disturbed the atmosphere of the campuses today. Therefore, the West Bengal chapter of the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) has launched a statewide campaign, “Students voice for Peaceful Campus” from December 1st till 15th. Through this campaign, SIO likes to urge the student community to raise voice for peaceful campus while providing a clear roadmap before them.
In a press meet held today at Calcutta Press Club, Ashfaque Ahmed, National President of SIO said that students should not be insensitive to issues in social, economic, political and other spheres of life. Studenthood is the best time engage in social reconstruction. “SIO strongly believes that student politics is indeed beneficial to our society because it gives future leaders. Student union election is the nursery to Indian politics”, he said. He added that SIO intends to create a democratic and peaceful environment in the campuses.
Appreciating the decision of state government to continue the process of student union election, Md. Mosiur Rahaman, State President of SIO said that students have forgot the purpose of student politics. Instead of engaging in student welfare activities, they have involved in power politics. Their motto has been to gain and remain in power at any cost. This leads to campus unrest, violence and blood shedding. They are expected to remain vigilant towards current affairs and playing constructive role in nation building.
Mr. Rahaman also added that in the name of students’ rights, creating disorder and harassing professors are not acceptable. Ragging, teasing, drugs, obscenity and other immoral practices must be stopped. As far as union election is concerned, he said that external political influence must be prevented and the recommendations of the Lyngdoh commission should be implemented.