Dhule professor beaten by Bajrang Dal, VHP
Angered by comments that hurt religious
sentiments, local activists allegedly belonging to right wing
Hindu organisations Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on
Wednesday brutally beat a college professor working at Dr Ambedkar
One of the accused arrested
by the Dhule police on Thursday in a criminal case involving
physical assault on a college professor is a senate member of
North Maharashtra University, it is learnt on Friday.
After the disclosure, two Dhule
based organisations have demanded from the university authorities
to cancel his membership. The organisations are also demanding
from the university to rusticate the students who were allegedly
involved in inviting the activists allegedly linked with Vishwa
Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal - the right wing Hindu
extremist organisations known for fomenting violence in the name
"Teaching and non-teaching staff
members of Dr Ambedkar College of Social Work in a letter sent to
the university have demanded cancellation of the senate membership
of Yogesh Mukande, who they alleged was involved in an attack on
Prof Pramod Sukhdev Bhumbe", Vice Chancellor of North Maharashtra
University, Dr Sudhir Meshram, said while talking to ummid.com.
He said similar demand had also been
raised by Dhule Zilla Annyay & Atyachar Neweran Sanghatna.
Police had arrested six persons
including Yogesh Mukande - all said to be the activists of Vishwa
Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal on Thursday following a
complaint filed by Prof Bhumbe.
In his complaint, Prof Bhumbe
alleged that the accused had on Wednesday entered the premises of
Dr Ambedkar College shouting slogans and abusing him. They later
turned violent and started beating him even as other college staff
tried to pacify them.
According to the police, the accused
were angry over some of the remarks made by Prof Bhumbe. They
alleged that the remarks made by Prof Bhumbe were against Hindu
religion and hurt their religious sentiments.
President of Dhule Zilla Anayay &
Atyachar Neweran Saghatna Chandrawveer Bhuarao Sawde in his
complaint to the Vice Chancellor stated said that they wanted
immediate withdrawal of the senate membership of Yogesh MunKande
against whom a criminal case was filed by the police.
“People with criminal records do not
deserve to be member of such a prestigious body. We demand from
the university to remove him from the coveted body”, he said.
Taking cognisance of the complaints
and allegations leveled against Yogesh Mukande, the North
Maharashtra University on Friday initiated the procedure under
university rules for taking action against him.
“We have initiated the procedure for
taking action as per the university rules and regulations against
Yogesh Mukande following his arrest in the criminal case. I will
be nominating a committee to probe the allegations and its report
will be submitted to the University Chancellor who will then take
the final decision”, the Vice Chancellor said.