JNU link to DU protests: Invite to Umar Khalid

According to teachers, ABVP members from the college beat up students, with one throwing a chair at a teacher.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:February 23, 2017 5:31 am
umar-khalid-express759 As protesters were gathering at 1 pm, ABVP members gathered outside the college raising slogans. (File)

Seeds of Wednesday’s campus violence were sown during protests against teachers and students of Ramjas for inviting JNU’s Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid to talk during a college seminar. On Tuesday, ABVP members gathered outside the college to protest the participation of the two. According to teachers at Ramjas College, protesters pelted stones at them and roughed up both students and teachers despite police presence.

On Wednesday, students and teachers at Ramjas as well as members of All India Students’ Association (AISA) called a protest march from the college to Maurice Nagar police station, demanding an FIR against ABVP members for vandalism.

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As protesters were gathering at 1 pm, ABVP members gathered outside the college raising slogans. According to teachers, ABVP members from the college beat up students, with one throwing a chair at a teacher.

But Saket Bahuguna, national media convener, ABVP, said, “There was no violence at our end. Tempers were flying high because of the support for anti-national people and activities. We are touchy about issues that threaten the nation and some people get carried away.”

“This is what has been happening at JNU for several years. We will not let the same happen at DU,” he added.

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    ANIL NARULA
    Feb 23, 2017 at 2:31 am
    Indian express shame on you... I think you shameless people are shameproof... Why you always distort the facts.. Why you cant see the violence of communist parties students organizations.. Why you always look at the things from dark gles... Why for you raisinig anti national slogans is freedom of speech and expression but not the speeches of baba ramdev and subramanium swamy in DU who were not allowed to speak in DU...why double standards.. the name of freedom of press you are just taking your agenda of communism ahead... Shame on you Indian express , in the name of secularism you support on religion, one community and trying to degrade everything related to Hinduism... lt;br/gt;I think shame word is not appropriate for you, you have developed such a thick skin now that nothing affects you....but for god.. Sorry karl marx,lenin sake do proper unbiased reporting..jis desh ki khaate hain oos desh ki acchi batein bhi likha karein..
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    Raj
    Feb 23, 2017 at 2:43 pm
    I don't think there is space for opinion holders such as Khalid in any country, let alone a developing country like India. If he was in the US, he would be in Guantanamo Bay.
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    Morphine
    Feb 23, 2017 at 3:49 am
    Don't you guys know the fact that 'after the death of courageous Ramnath Goenka who is well known for fearless journalism and for his strong opposition to Emergency' - off late his sons who got hold of IE along with their chief Editor (Cheap Editor) Sekhar Gupta got sold off to CONgi's.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Indian Express and NDTV were hand in glove - it is shameful on part of The Indian Express to still claim of 'Journalism of Courage'lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;rather I will say theirs is 'Cunning Journalism'
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    levan
    Feb 23, 2017 at 3:39 am
    Arabs invaders of Kashmir will be soon thrown out from there by adivasis of Kashmir and bharath that will be the triumph of adivasis of bharath. That will lectured around the globe
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    Rabi Mishra
    Feb 23, 2017 at 3:25 am
    ABVP has done the right thing. Who is this Umar Khaled? Is he the greatest thinker of the country? or plainly a loafer and lout in the guise of a JNU scholar?
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    msdhoniji
    Feb 23, 2017 at 7:01 am
    beta tumhare baap ke baap bhi jnu me agar admission liya ho to batana
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    msdhoniji
    Feb 23, 2017 at 7:01 am
    brain washed chapluso ke liye nahi hai jnu
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    devan
    Feb 23, 2017 at 2:59 pm
    Good job done by ABVP. Enough of Anti national commies and islamists. This is the only way to teach these morons good lessons.
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