Hindu Yuva Vahini
“It was a historic moment in the fight for gender equality in the campus.”
VICE spoke to students who were on the scene at Aligarh Muslim University.
As Yogi Adityanath contended with balancing hardline Hindutva and the demands of development during his first year as UP's chief minister, four members of his radical religious youth organisation went through their own struggles.
“Yogi ji gave me a sapling. I’ve nurtured it and watched it grow across the district.”
“I would never want to get married, ever. You lose all your freedom. Why would I ever do it?”
“You think Mohammedans can’t join the Yuva Vahini, but they can, and they do.”
“Whether it’s the HYV, the Bajrang Dal or the VHP, we’re all working for the BJP, aren’t we?”