The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met at the party headqaurters in Delhi on Saturday to deliberate on issues such as the Citizenship Amendment Act, the NRC and violence in university campuses.
The CWC meeting chaired by party chief Sonia Gandhi, took a tig at Centre’s economic policies. They accused the Centre of attacking the Constitution of India and trying to stifle the voice of the youth.
Apart from Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, top party leaders P Chidambaram, Anand Sharma, A K Antony, K C Venugopal, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Jyotiraditya Scindia were among those present.
CWC adopted a resolution relating to the student agitation and atrocities against the students and have adopted a statement relating to the various political subjects: @kcvenugopalmp
— Congress (@INCIndia) January 11, 2020
The CWC, the party’s highest decision-making body, came out with a resolution highlighting its future strategies on the issues.
Suppression of the Voice of Youth and the Students of India
Modi Government has unleashed the entire might of the brute State power to suppress, subjugate and stifle the voice of the youth and students across the country.
Prime Minister and the BJP Government have betrayed the trust of the youth.
A concerted attack on the Constitution, rampant unemployment, commercialization of education, unprecedented fee hikes and autocratic refusal to listen to the voice and concerns of youth-students have led to spontaneous protests across the colleges and university campuses. Instead of listening to the students, the only response of BJP Government has been to unleash police lathi charge, tear gas shells, forcible arrests, lodging of FIRs and even planned attacks on the protesting students and the youth.
Almost every institution in the country – from Delhi University, JNU, Jamia Millia University , Banaras Hindu University, Allahabad University, AMU, and many others have seen massive protests.
Modi Government is systematically attacking the culture of creative thinking and learning, of questioning the hierarchy and of inculcating the culture of assimilation and cohabitation.
BJP government realizes that students and the young cannot be divided through its sectarian agenda. Hence, a designed conspiracy has been unleashed to attack the centres of creative and independent thinking i.e. colleges and universities.
The Congress Working Committee expresses its solidarity with the youth and the students in their fight for defending the Constitution, standing for independent and creative learning and aspiring for employment-linked education at a minimal expense.
CWC resolves that every worker of the Congress Party will work alongside India’s youth and the students in this endeavor.