Controversial University of Hyderabad campus on Friday saw ABVP inaugurating a permanent Amar Jawan stupa and named the area as Kargil Chowk.
The intention of the organisation is to make students of the campus remember about the sacrifice Indian army has done to the nation. The permanent stupa has been established in the campus after the administration allegedly removed the temporary one. Even before renaming it to Kargil Chowk the place is known as Bhagat Sing circle, reported Deccan Chronicle.
ABVP member Abhishek Malhotra said to the newspaper that they had set up the stupa for 24 hours and when administration took it down we realised that it fears the impact of having a nationalistic symbol on campus and decided to make it permanent.
The University, however, says that the security personnel asked the student organisation to remove the stupa which was not allowed in the campus or not having permission, the students installed a concrete structure at 2 in the morning.
Meanwhile, protests have already surfaced inside the campus regarding the installation of the stupa. The university had plunged into a controvesy few days ago after it decided to whitewash the campus walls ahead of new academic year.
Students have raised their voice again this too since the stencil drawings and paintings by students of Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Karl Marx and others had been painted over.
These were done in the early morning in order to avoid student protest and when complained about this the university said that they were adamant that political figures not related to academics should not be highlighted.
Since after the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a dalit student, the campus has found centre of attraction for the dissent against the belligerent administrative methods implemented by the vice chancellor.