Madhya Pradesh-based university mentions revolutionaries as 'terrorists'; students demand action
Students of a third semester MA (Political Science) at Guna PG College were left shocked after seeing a question asking them to differentiate between "extremists and revolutionary terrorists" in their questionnaire
Guna: Revolutionaries were termed as "terrorists" in the question paper for a post-graduation examination in Gwalior-based Jiwaji University, drawing the wrath of students who saw it as an insult to freedom fighters.
Third-semester students of MA (political science) at Guna PG College were left shocked when they saw the question asking them to differentiate between "extremists and revolutionary terrorists" on December 20. "Describe the activities of a revolutionary terrorist. What is the difference between extremists and revolutionary terrorists?" the question read.
Bothered over the vexed question, the students called the question an insult to freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives in the Independence movement and demanded that the question be removed.
"Revolutionaries who sacrificed their lives for the country should have been given the status of brave hearts. Instead, they are being called a terrorist. We condemn this and want the question withdrawn," a protesting student said.
The student also said that the government should honour the revolutionaries.
"Instead, they are being called terrorists. This shows the government's attitude towards these revolutionaries," the protester said.
Speaking to media, college principal VK Tiwari said that the objection raised by the students would be conveyed to the university vice-chancellor.
"The matter has been conveyed to the VC of the university," he said.