JNU students clash over event on Afzal Guru

Students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) clashed over an event organised Tuesday on the Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s death anniversary. Police were later deployed on campus to restore order.

Written by Aranya Shankar | Delhi | Updated: February 10, 2016 4:31 am
JNU, Afzal Guru event, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Parliament attack convict, afzal guru., Afzal Guru’s death anniversary, delhi news The clash occurred as a cultural evening organised in JNU drew to a close Tuesday. Express photo

Students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) clashed over an event organised Tuesday on the Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s death anniversary. Police were later deployed on campus to restore order.

The incident occurred at the tail end of a cultural evening organised by 10 students, formerly of the Democratic Students’ Union (DSU), at the Sabarmati Dhaba, against the execution of Afzal Guru and separatist leader Maqbool Bhat, and for Kashmir’s right to “self-determination”.

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While the organisers originally got permission to hold the event, it was withdrawn after the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) complained to the administration. “We had earlier granted permission for a cultural evening, because we were not informed about the topic. When we were told it was in favour of Afzal Guru, we had to withdraw. The government of India hanged him after declaring him a terrorist. How could we allow them to organise an anti-Indian programme,” said the registrar Bupinder Zutshi.

The (ABVP) had called for a protest outside the 24×7 dhaba opposite the venue, against the “anti-national” activity. “This programme was anti-constitutional. Anyone who tries to portray a terrorist as a martyr will have to face us. We won’t allow such anti-national programmes on campuses,” said JNU Students’ Union Joint Secretary Saurabh Sharma.

ABVP’s protest call saw other groups including the All India Students’ Association (AISA), All India Students’ Federation (AISF) and Students’ Federation of India (SFI) coming to the spot in support of the DSU.

When the groups began their march to Ganga Dhaba, ABVP members blocked their way even as security personnel tried to maintain order. Police had to be called in eventually from the nearby Vasant Kunj police station. The ABVP has called for a university strike on Wednesday and asked for the rustication of the 10 students. Police said they have not received any complaints so far regarding the incident.

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    Ab
    Feb 11, 2016 at 9:41 am
    Wait and watch you fil**y bas**rd until ur would fu**ed by Isla*ists..
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      Abhilash
      Feb 11, 2016 at 6:17 pm
      All India Students’ ociation (AISA), All India Students’ Federation (AISF) and Students’ Federation of India (SFI) coming to the spot in support of the DSU. This is the real face of Sfi andAisf..students unions of CPMand CPI Their only wish Bharath ki barbadi. .
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      Aditya Samdershi
      Feb 10, 2016 at 11:01 am
      JNU administration should not be deciding ideas for its students. It is not always courts giving last option on persons. Narendra Modi ji exonerated by court for 2002 Gujarat pogrom but in por perception he is the main architect of 2002 Gujarat pogrom.
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        Ankur Mukherjee
        Feb 10, 2016 at 10:06 pm
        All the student union parties ( AISA,AISF,SFI) came to the support of DSU when ABVP called a protest. Just a question you need to ask your brain. Are all these students from all these student parties "anti nationals" ? Just the ABVP clean? I don't belong to any party. Just saying.
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          Ankita panda
          Feb 10, 2016 at 4:47 pm
          ministry should look into this matter.young generation is the main power for our country.But how can the jnu students do this type of things.and i.e not for nation but for a terrorist !they say that bharat ki barbadi tak jang rahegi! Same on them.
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            Rajesh
            Feb 10, 2016 at 3:54 pm
            Let people know, these i ke bacche were shouting, "India go back. India ki barbaadi . Afzal Guru zindabad. We will fullfill your aspirations [attack on Parliament."......The govt needs to step in and shut down this anti-national insute.
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              Rajesh
              Feb 10, 2016 at 3:52 pm
              Shut up, anti-national b****d.
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                Rajesh
                Feb 10, 2016 at 3:52 pm
                These anti-nationals beggars need to be shot dead.
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