Delhi University protests: ABVP calls for ban on 'anti-nationals'

February 28 (ANI): Students from the Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University on Tuesday staged a protest march against the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in North Campus area over the Ramjas college scuffle. Thousands of students of Delhi University marched this week again at the Khalsa college to protest against ABVP's supposed strong-arm tactics to further an aggressive brand of nationalism at college campuses.

As social media debates over Delhi student Gurmehar Kaur's campaign and the violent clashes last week at Delhi's Ramjas College, students from the University of Mumbai are also taking to social media on opposing sides. Protesters held placards that read "Anti nationals go back" and "Save our campus". "I am here to protest against violence", said a Ramjas College student who did not want to be named.

Delhi Police was also accused of beating up students and scribes and giving ABVP members a free hand. "We have written a letter of complaint to the police, and we urge strict and swift action against those who issued the threat", said an ABVP spokesperson. The PIL seeks formation of an independent committee of senior Delhi Police officials to investigate what led to massive protests in Delhi University last week.

"The stones that you pelt hit our bodies, but fail to bruise our ideas".

'One year has passed and still no chargesheet has been filled against those who raised anti-national slogans. "The people who indulged in violence are not nationalists, they are macho elements". Another was: "Delhi Police, Sanghi Police". Now, a video of ABVP student's leader is going viral on the Internet. Student groups have always clashed on not just DU campus, but also elsewhere.

The attack allegedly came towards the end of a march that saw hundreds of students and teachers from various colleges and universities flocking the streets to show dissent against campus violence.

  • Julie Sanders