SRCC teacher assaulted for awarding zero marks to student with ABVP links

While the principal of the college, R P Rustagi, said he was given zero because he never attended classes, the student, Pradeep Phogat, has alleged that he was being discriminated against because he was “politically active” and was from the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

Written by Aranya Shankar | New Delhi | Updated: July 17, 2017 10:23 am
Confirming that an FIR has been lodged under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341(wrongful restraint) and 506 (criminal intimidation) against the student, DCP (north district) Jatin Narwal said further investigation is underway.

Delhi Police has registered an FIR against a student of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) for allegedly assaulting a teacher in the college parking lot on Friday evening for giving him zero in his internal assessment and “ruining his future”. While the principal of the college, R P Rustagi, said he was given zero because he never attended classes, the student, Pradeep Phogat, has alleged that he was being discriminated against because he was “politically active” and was from the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). ABVP state secretary Bharat Khatana, however, maintained that Phogat did not belong to the organisation.

Confirming that an FIR has been lodged under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341(wrongful restraint) and 506 (criminal intimidation) against the student, DCP (north district) Jatin Narwal said further investigation is underway.

Phogat is currently pursuing a Post Graduate Diploma in Global Business Operations (GBO) from SRCC. He was the Union Sports Secretary of Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) in 2015, and has previously done his LLB from Delhi University’s Law Faculty.

“The student assaulted Ashwani Kumar in the parking lot around 5 pm. He slapped him a couple of times but Kumar was able to defend himself. He also hurled abuses at him, and then ran away. After that, some of us went to the Maurice Nagar police station and submitted a complaint on the basis of which an FIR was registered,” said Rustagi, who also teaches the GBO course.

“He does not attend classes, and therefore all his teachers have given him zero in his internal assessment. Last semester, he had failed in all his exams, and this semester he didn’t even sit for the examinations. What can a teacher do? He probably thought he could threaten teachers and have his way, but things don’t work that way. He had earlier also called and threatened Ashwani Kumar on the phone regarding the same,” he added.
Kumar, however, could not be reached for comments.

Phogat, meanwhile, said, “Ashwani Sir has had a problem with me since last year when I participated in the college elections. He holds a grudge against me since I’m from Law Faculty and from ABVP. He doesn’t want students to be politically active. He gave me zero in my internals, and also asked all other teachers do the same.”

“My attendance was normal, but he stopped my admit card this year. I was simply speaking to Ashwani Sir on Friday, pleading with him to not ruin my future. But he said ‘main tujhe pass nahi hone dunga’. Phir maine unhe dhakka de diya, teen thapad maare aur pet me ek laath maari. He left me with no other option,” said Phogat.

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    Satyender Yadav
    Jul 19, 2017 at 2:52 pm
    pradeep phogat didn't do anything wrong bcuz i sufferd same situation in my final year in graduation. Most of the professor in university like ashwani kumar never like those students active poltically. if here paddy bhaiya belonged from AISA no one did these things.when these type students those helping too much in every situation they sufferd like this. i thought we need to see another angle of university politics those influence by some students and professor, here abvp pradesh mantri denied pradeep phogat member of abvp and paddy gave his all time to students and abvp.
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    Kumar
    Jul 17, 2017 at 3:54 pm
    He should be punished.then only the other students have behave properly. Students mass psychology may turn violent.the said student removed fromthe college.this is the present situation action.
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    Sagar
    Jul 17, 2017 at 12:41 pm
    Phogat mein sab kuch...this is what the ABVP stands for...
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    Abdul
    Jul 17, 2017 at 12:35 pm
    Shakha training at its best!!!!!
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    Tanwir Shihab
    Jul 17, 2017 at 11:13 am
    The parti tion in political activities can be understood as a process of learning about power groups, the state craft. But politicization of education system is never going to help the nation.Irrespective of the political affiliations these sorts of hoodlums must dealt with full force of discipline. Erosion of the respect for the teaching community and arm twisting the educational authorities to get degrees are becoming a game. Saner elements from all walks of life must stand together and these unrest like situation and help salvage freedom for the educational ins utions.
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    Dr.Yogesh Sharma
    Jul 17, 2017 at 10:21 am
    Very sad and shameful. Internal assessment system should be scrapped. The university should not promote any student to the next semester, if he fair to get 40 marks in every paper, separately. This rule will oust the non serious students from the universities and colleges.
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    Truth
    Jul 17, 2017 at 9:39 am
    This is how most politicians and their children get their fake degrees without attending a single lecture----have seen it from close quarters (my extended family of BJP politicians ) !!!
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    Dc
    Jul 17, 2017 at 9:19 am
    Haryanvis are most bushy people in India. They are rapist,criminal,illmannered goons.
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