Ramjas clash: Joint Commissioner admits to ‘unprofessional’ action by cops, AISA students protest outside Delhi Police hqs

Joint Commissioner of Police Devendra Pathak also requested students to be peaceful in future protests.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 23, 2017 6:09 pm
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Following the clash between the Left-affiliated AISA and RSS-backed ABVP at Delhi University’s Ramjas College a day earlier, Joint Commissioner of Police (CP) Devendra Pathak has admitted to “unprofessional” conduct on the part of police and said strict action will be taken following an inquiry into the same.

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“Noticed unprofessional actions on the part of few policemen in North Campus. Enquiry being conducted and strict action will be taken on basis of that,” Pathak was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

He also requested students to be peaceful in future protests.

“Currently the situation is being monitored. However, in future protests we would like to request students to maintain peace,” Pathak added.

Meanwhile, AISA students gathered outside the Delhi Police headquarters protesting against police and ABVP.

Earlier on Wednesday night, Delhi Police said it would probe allegations of police high-handedness and inaction after the day-long clashes on the Delhi University campus between members of the ABVP and AISA. Several students and teachers were injured in the clashes and police said eight of its personnel, including an SHO, too sustained injuries.

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The clashes came a day after Ramjas College authorities withdrew an invitation to JNU students Umar Khalid, who was booked for sedition last year, and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar on Culture of Protests. ABVP members had clashed with students and teachers at the college, objecting to the invitation to the two JNU students. The AISA protested and demanded an FIR against the ABVP members for alleged vandalism.

The AISA protesters blocked the road, raised ‘azadi’ slogans and demanded registration of an FIR. The ABVP members countered them with shouts of ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’. Around 5.30 pm, the ABVP group started hurling stones at the protesters, and heckled and pushed police personnel. The police chose to look the other way.

At 6 pm, an ABVP activist rushed towards the protesting students, but was stopped by police personnel who had formed a protective ring around the students. Ten minutes later, a woman member of the ABVP pushed two police personnel and asked them to ensure that the protesters get ‘azadi’.

At 6.30 pm, the police charged towards the protesters, beating up many of them and herding them on to a bus. Police also rounded up protesters who ran into the narrow lanes of the area.

WATCH VIDEO | Students Raise Slogans Against ABVP At Delhi’s Ramjas College

Police said Maurice Nagar SHO Arti Sharma was among eight personnel injured. The ABVP said seven of its members were beaten up as well, and that the police did not support them.

Several Delhi University teachers blamed police inaction for the violence on the campus.

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    Abhishek
    Feb 23, 2017 at 8:07 am
    To have Democracy we need to have a Nation first... No Democracy can exists without an integrated Nation. And What is the Meaning of "Your Nationalism", "Correct Sense of Nationalism" belongs to all it cannt be your or Ours.
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      kris
      Feb 23, 2017 at 10:08 am
      oho then why allow bharath there tukede guys in campus
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        Educated Citizen
        Feb 23, 2017 at 7:49 am
        There will be no Democracy Left if you Break the Nation and wont give importance to Nation First.lt;br/gt;Shame on you who dont value Nationalism
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          Ayan
          Feb 23, 2017 at 10:03 am
          Akhil Bharatiya Gunda Parishad (ABGP) must be taught a lesson by a public in a public field
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            Baiju
            Feb 23, 2017 at 10:01 am
            Mr Pandit, I love every Indian...and it included all religions...but I hate specific people like you from all religions who try to divide the country
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              Bonger
              Feb 23, 2017 at 8:02 am
              Nationalism is before Democracy u fool if there is no nation what good is your democracy
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                Champa Bai
                Feb 23, 2017 at 8:21 am
                The nation and national interest comes FIRST.....PERIOD........democracy, freedom of speech, human rights etc are secondary.........if the nation itself is not there what gud is all this nonsense i.e human rights, democracy and freedom of speech........
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                  CC
                  Feb 23, 2017 at 2:52 pm
                  Delhi Police = Puppetlt;br/gt;ABVP = Andh Bhakt
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                    mumbikar
                    Feb 23, 2017 at 10:41 am
                    most of the so called ABVP students are really not students, but rss/bjp thugs picked off the street, u will never see those faces in college, except when there is violence involved, thats when the thugs get a call to act like students, if anybody ask them for any college ID, they dont have one, because 99% of them are school dropouts, only paid by they rss/bjp masters to create a problem. a fact any college will tell u.
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                      Suresh MS
                      Feb 23, 2017 at 7:55 am
                      police highhandedness or lack of action should be probed and set right. But what worries me is whether DU campus is also going the JNU way.................protests....confrontation with teachers and university authorities.........I have spent three of my studies in DU Campus and cherish the peaceful, free and easy atmosphere...............
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                        Parth Garg
                        Feb 23, 2017 at 8:09 am
                        Democracy is where people talk and the government listens.
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                          Parth Garg
                          Feb 23, 2017 at 9:17 am
                          The officer speaking truth would soon be transferred to a desk job. That is how the Delhi police works under the Union government.
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                            P Balu
                            Feb 23, 2017 at 8:47 am
                            The w of india is disintegrating. It has become a Hindu and a non- Hindu issue. We are becoming like stan. If we have more Guns then the transformation will be complete. BJP, RSS and all other ociated ones are the real anti-nationals. They never really respected the indian Flag and were with British. All communal problems started with the demolition of Babri Masjid. Since then, BJP is getting stronger by communalising India. There are no good human beings in BJP , all are communal thugs or supporters of them
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                              Indian
                              Feb 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm
                              Anti nationals have no place in Indian society.
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                                Indian
                                Feb 23, 2017 at 12:18 pm
                                China funded anti nationals are active now. they are misguiding young people to stand against Nation.. Govt. must work quickly stop this nonsense. College for getting knowledge but some colleges are just make fun.
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                                  Indian
                                  Feb 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm
                                  Democracy is not above Nationalism. Nation first then your rights.
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                                    Indian
                                    Feb 23, 2017 at 12:14 pm
                                    Understand the meaning of democracy first,some people are misguiding young people.
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                                      Ram
                                      Feb 23, 2017 at 10:36 am
                                      jihadist are under the name of student veils in JNU and spreading this viruses to other insutions, they have been taught best lesson by the great nationalist. nationalism is above than pseudo democracy
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                                        RANA
                                        Feb 23, 2017 at 11:40 am
                                        ABVP salute to you!!!! Good job.lt;br/gt;great news from delhi and mumbai,right wings are rocking it...
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                                          shiravanthe sridhar
                                          Feb 23, 2017 at 2:13 pm
                                          These RSS thugs are required to smash the commie scoundrels,who think everywhere it is Bengali heartland and you can commit any thing and getaway just because sickular intolerant leftist commie media is there to give headlines supporting them.
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                                            Roo
                                            Feb 23, 2017 at 12:51 pm
                                            Where is Azadi in communist nations? Most of the activist students representing leftist parties are actually leftist parties's implants and from appearance mostly led by students from the prominent leftist state of East India. Most of them facing a failed system in East India are seeking education in other parts of India.
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