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"Milan Chatterjee is an Indian-American law student and a Hindu. Last year he
was elected president of UCLA’s Graduate Students’ Association. Last
week he announced his resignation from the post and his transfer to New
York University Law School to complete his degree.
In a letter
to UCLA chancellor Gene Block, Chatterjee explained that his decision
was the result of relentless attacks, harassment and bullying he has
suffered at the hands of BDS activists and their enablers in Block’s
Chatterjee wrote Block: “Your administration has
not only allowed BDS organizations and student activists to freely
engage in intimidation of students who do not support the BDS agenda,
but has decided to affirmatively engage in discriminatory practices of
its own against those same students.
“Whether you choose to
acknowledge it or not, the fact is that the UCLA campus has become a
hostile and unsafe environment for students, Jewish students and
non-Jewish, who choose not to support the BDS movement, let alone
support the State of Israel.”
Chatterjee got on the wrong side
of UCLA’s anti-Semitism enforcers in November 2015 when he adopted a
student government policy of strict neutrality on BDS.
leadership, the graduate council would neither support nor oppose BDS.
To this end, he allocated funds for a “Diversity Caucus,” with the
stipulation that the caucus remain neutral on BDS.
It was for
his refusal to actively endorse BDS – rather than any action to oppose
BDS – that Chatterjee became a target for the BDS mob. They submitted a
bid to impeach him based on frivolous claims.
To its shame,
rather than stand by Chatterjee, the administration joined the mob.
Chatterjee was censured by the university and subjected to disciplinary
proceedings. UCLA’s administration claimed that he had “violated
university policy” for refusing to fund BDS groups.
Chatterjee’s decision to transfer to NYU, Kenneth Marcus, president of
the Louis Brandeis Center, which supported Chatterjee throughout his
year of anti-Semitic persecution, issued a statement. Marcus noted, “It
is disgraceful that anti-Israel extremists have managed to drive out
this courageous and conscientious student leader for failing to
capitulate to the demands of the anti-Semitic BDS movement. The Milan
Chatterjee affair reflects the insidiousness of the anti-Israel
movement’s new strategy, which is to suppress pro-Israel advocacy and
intimidate not only Jewish pro-Israel students but anyone who remains