Left-wing student organisations wave black flags during home minister's visit
Jasleen Kaur | May 5, 2010
Left-wing student groups at the Jawaharlal Nehru University voiced protests against the government's 'Operation Green Hunt', waving black flags at home minister P Chidambaram during his visit to the university on Wednesday.
Chidambaram had been invited to speak at JNU by the students' wing of the Congress, National Students' Union of India (NSUI).
Around 300 students who had had gathered during his visit shouted slogans against the minister and waved black flags at him protesting government action in Maoist-affected tribal areas. The students demanded that the genocide of tribals in the name of the anti-Maoist operations - being called Operation Green Hunt by variopus sections of the media and the civil society - should be stopped immediately.
Student groups All India Students Association (AISA), Students' Federation of India (SFI) and many others were involved in the protests.
Sandeep Singh, former president of the JNU students union and a member of AISA said, “Chidambaram is the architect of operation Green Hunt against the Maoist. And we are protesting and showing that we are against his policy.”
ABVP on the other hand shouted slogans and asked the minister to take strict stand against the maoists.
Earlier, in April, Chidambaram tried to clear that the name “Operation Green Hunt” was never officially used to describe any joint-operations by the CRPF and State forces.
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