Congress President Rahul Gandhi has uttered his solidarity with academician-activist Kanchan Ilaiah over an alleged move by the University of Delhi to ban three of his books. They termed it as an attempt by the RSS to sustain Dalits ‘disempowered’ and propagate ‘unilateral view of Hinduism.’
In a letter to Ilaiah, Mr. Gandhi wrote that “I write this letter to express my solidarity against the majoritarian move being made by the Delhi University by recommending the ban of three of your books from the university’s political science curriculum.”
The letter was shared by Mr. Ilaiah with source.
Mr. Gandhi accused that the RSS ‘fascism’ is evidently in the move.
He continued, “Their aggressive move to propagate a unilateral view of Hinduism is deplorable.”
Mr. Gandhi expressed that Ilaiah’s books were an important part of the Delhi Universities syllabus for more than decades, without any questions raised on minds and impact of students of the University.
He added that “Now the RSS, which cannot boast of any intellectual or academic capital, is seeking to destroy academic integrity by silencing diverse voices.”
“This is part of their larger design to keep the Shudras and Dalits disempowered,” claims the Congress Chief.
Mr. Gandhi also hoped that Academic Council would surely reject the initiatives of the University of Delhi Standard Committee over the importance of Academic matters.