NSUI opposes Sawarkar's bust in DU, blackens face
NEW DELHI: The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) has opposed the installation of the bust of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in the Delhi University (DU).
The NSUI leaders staged a protest and blackened the face. Also, they put a garland of shoes on it. The bust was brought at night and installed by ABVP cadre, who later installed it in the campus.
ABVP leader Shakti Singh had brought the bust without approval from the DU authorities. Savarkar has been a deeply polarizing figure. Though he had sought pardon from British and was released from Cellular Jail, the right-wing considers him as a Hindutva icon and freedom fighter.
[August 22, 2019 NewsBits.in]