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While the organisers originally got permission to hold the event, it was withdrawn after the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) complained to the administration.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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                    Brijesh Dewangan
                    Feb 10, 2016 at 4:47 pm
                    we Indians are spineless and shame less ,i as an Indian pledge i will respond them in a democratic set up. you cannot abuse my country and getaway
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                      Bharatvanshi Abroad
                      Feb 11, 2016 at 11:16 am
                      What Shameless REPORTING. Please Explain the IDEOLOGY /Freedom of Speech you support in a the Following Anti National Statements made at JNU BHARAT KI BARBADI TAK JUNG RAHEGI Jung Rahegi Kashmir ki Azadi tak JUNG rahegi, Kashmir ke Naujawan Sangharsh Karo – Hum Tumhare Saath Hain, Kashmir Mange Azadi, Keral mange Azadi Hum Kya Chahte Azadi, Haq Hamara Azadi, Lad ke Lenge Azadi, Chin Ke Lenge AZADI Zindabad Zindabad, stan Zindabad TAX Payers Money Spent per student per year is Rs 2 Lakh that too to SPREAD Anti India Sentiments at JNU. Soldiers are giving their Lives so that Supporters of Terrorists, Separatists and Naxals grow among us ? What a Shame.
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                        Debu
                        Feb 10, 2016 at 6:32 am
                        DON'T SPEND TAX PAYERS MONEY FOR SON OF B E E C....... CLOSE J N U
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                          G.Verma
                          Feb 12, 2016 at 1:40 am
                          This is very serious matter. If it is not dealt with as per law, then a wrong message will go and anti-Indian slogans would become a routine matter ? Air is thick with words that AAP party workers or sympathisers were also involved. Let AAP party clarify its stand on Afzal, Kashmir and terrorism. The silence of AAP party is intriguing.
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                            Raghu Panjala
                            Feb 10, 2016 at 5:55 pm
                            Is this a news? Student clashes are very common.
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                              Raghu Panjala
                              Feb 10, 2016 at 5:56 pm
                              Yes, we can abuse our country and get away. Thats called freedom ,shameless Indian.If you are so patriotic, adopt a village.
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                                Rui Mehan
                                Feb 12, 2016 at 4:36 am
                                these s are against the national fascism called hindutwa and stand for the international fascism called islamthwa
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                                  indu
                                  Feb 10, 2016 at 11:53 am
                                  What are you comparing? That doesn't even make sense. A college/insution has complete authority to take a call on what activities are carried out in its premises. An idea does not remain an idea when you have students out on the streets carrying out "events", because it's the insutions name that is at stake. And "por perception" is NOT the same as "hard evidences" presented in court leading to someone getting convicted. Please get your logic right.
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                                    nishant gourav
                                    Feb 10, 2016 at 2:57 pm
                                    How anybody support Afzal Guru..and Shout stan jindabad ...Shame on JNU Delhi...I am also giving my hard earned money as Tax...and also by my tax ..JNU DELHI insuition is running ...I am not paying tax to shout stan jindabad ...shame on JNU....
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                                      Jaspartap sidhu
                                      Feb 10, 2016 at 4:48 pm
                                      Big question which needs to be answered-- Are the rights ensured in our consution weighing heavily on the real principles on which our diverstic pillars stands??
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                                        TheUltimateGuy
                                        Feb 10, 2016 at 12:24 pm
                                        What's up with people these days? Why are they supporting terrorists?
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                                          Madan Gopal
                                          Feb 10, 2016 at 12:41 pm
                                          मेरे मित्रों ऐसा देश द्रोह क्यों।क्या हमारे माँ बाप देश भक्ति नहीं सीखाते हैं ।मित्रों आप ने देश द्रोही का कम किया हे इसकी सजा आप को मोलनी चाहिए ।आप अभी कच्चे मिटटी के बरतन हो जो जिस चाहेगा ऐसा ढाल लेगा हिंदुस्तानी विद्यार्थी अराजिकता फेलाने वाले तत्वों से बच कर रहें। जय हिन्द
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                                            Manish
                                            Feb 12, 2016 at 1:52 pm
                                            Shut down JNU because they are trying to once aging battle filed on nation, in spite of as soon as arrested those who rouse slogan on anti against India mainly few day back all news channel shown face of candidate who speech slogan and Allegedly shouted slogans against the hanging of Parliament attack convict and might be main reader Delhi Police can essay arrest them who have main, only need to proper tack CCTV footage as well as new channel script in which mention a name via red mark
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