1. Ramjas row: Security tightened outside Delhi University ahead of protest march

Ramjas row: Security tightened outside Delhi University ahead of protest march

Students and teachers from the Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University will be holding a march from the Khalsa College to the Arts Faculty today.

By: | New Delhi | Published: February 28, 2017 1:53 PM
The reason of the clash was an invite to JNU students, Umar Khalid, who is facing sedition charge, and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar. (PTI)

Security has been beefed up on Tuesday outside Delhi University’s Arts Faculty in a wake of protest march to be hold by students over the Ramjas college incident. Students and teachers from the Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University will be holding a march from the Khalsa College to the Arts Faculty today. Last week, Left-affiliated All Inida Students Association (AISA) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) clashed with each other causing injuries to many.

The reason of the clash was an invite to JNU students, Umar Khalid, who is facing sedition charge, and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar. The seminar was withdrawn by the college authorities following opposition by the ABVP. A few policemen and journalists were also roughed up during the violence. A Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur has also invited a stir by posting a message against the ABVP on social media. Kaur is the daughter of an Indian Army captain who died in the Kargil war. On her part, she visited the Delhi Commission for Women to complain against abusive ‘rape’ threats on social media from online trolls.

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Students & teachers from the Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University to hold a march from Khalsa College to Arts Faculty; Gurmehar Kaur to also participate. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is also to meet LG at 2.30 p.m. to demand action against ABVP and rape threats to DU student Gurmehar Kaur. “Dignity of a woman is of paramount importance, culprits must be punished” NK Kalia, Kargil martyr Saurabh Kalia’s father on rape threats to Gurmehar Kaur. Security tightened outside Delhi University’s Arts Faculty ahead of scheduled protest march by students and teachers of Delhi University and JNU.

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