The union is dominated by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, which is affiliated to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. The letter from Ashutosh Mathur, the union's joint secretary and ABVP member, called the play a “fake drama on Hindus and Hinduism”. It appealed to the college principal to ban it and take action against the street play society, adding that it would “protest on high-level against it (sic)".
NB - This intimidation by the RSS is a crucial element in their politics - or rather their anti-politics. Politics requires freedom of speech, thought and assembly - the proponents of tyranny (whichever community they claim to 'represent') want to put an end to thinking as such - their is a programme of compulsory unification of thought. This keep happening and must be resisted. Very often both police and the academic authorities take the easy way out, the police by citing the 'threat' of violence, the college or university authorities by citing administrative difficulties. In the same way some fanatics obtained the cancellation of a talk by Tarek Fateh in Jamia Millia (Delhi) recently. Why didn't the responsible people call the fanatics' bluff and insist on holding the meeting anyway?
This is what we did years ago in DU in 1988; and what the organisers of an art exhibition did in Delhi some months ago, when Hindutva fanatics tried to sabotage it on account of M.F. Husain's paintings being included. Why not challenge the police to do their job, instead of backing out? If moderate people are always to surrender before extremists, our democracy will perish - DS