Ramjas College violence LIVE Updates: Gurmehar Kaur to get police security; Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal lend support

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New Delhi | Updated: February 27, 2017 9:18:36 PM

Ramjas College violence: Here are live updates from ABVP and DUSU's protest march at Delhi University.

Delhi university live upadtes, Delhi university protest live, ramjas college live, live ramjas college violence, live DU protest, Du protest liveRamjas College violence: Today, the ABVP, along with Delhi University Students? Union (DUSU) is carrying out a march to forth their view. (Source: Twitter)

Ramjas College violence: The face-off between the Left-leaning JNU students belonging to SFI, AISA and DSU and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and BJP backed students belonging to the ABVP over a programme to which was invited Umar Khalid (he is an accused in the anti-national protests in JNU in 2016) and former JNU Students Union vice-president Shehla Rashid has turned into a wider protest. The initial violence had caused outrage to break out forcing even Home Minister Rajnath Singh, MoS Home Kiren Rijiju as well as Ramjas Principal Dr Rajendra Prasad weighing in with their views. To this controversy, further fuel has been added by Kargil martyr’s daughter Gurmehar Kaur who has spoken up in favour of ‘freedom of speech’ in the wake of the violence that was unleashed on the Ramjas College campus last week. Today, the ABVP, along with Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) is carrying out a march to forth their view.

Here is what is happening on the DU campus:

09:12 pm: Also reacting to Virendra Sehwag’s tweet at her last year’s video, Gurmehar Kaur slammed the former cricketer for trolling someone at the expense of someone’s father’s death.

09:05 pm: After Union Minister Kiren Rijiju wondered who was ‘polluting’ Gurmehar Kaur’s mind and compared the DU student with wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim, Gurmehar claimed that no one is influencing her and stated that she has her own mind and she’s not an anti-national.

6:50 PM: Earlier in the day, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu came out in support of ABVP. He said, “ABVP is a nationalist organisation. While other organisations have different views and let them express it, why should outsiders go and disturb the peace of campuses.” Naidu added that while dissent is allowed, there should be no space for disintegration.

6:20 PM: Delhi police has confirmed that two women police constables will provide security to Gurmehar Kaur around the clock.

6:00 PM: Watch DU students speak about the matter:

5:30 PM: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has come out in support of Gurmehar Kaur. He says, “Against the tyranny of fear we stand with our students. For every voice raised in anger, intolerance &ignorance, there will be a Gurmehar Kaur.”

5:00 PM: Hansraj Ahir says that BJP MP Pratap Simha didn’t compare Gurmehar Kaur to Dawood Ibrahim. Meanwhile, notices have been sent to Home Minister Rajanth Singh, L-G Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

I haven’t heard what BJP MP Pratap Simha has said, I don’t think that he had compared Gurmehar Kaur to Dawood: Hansraj Ahir to

4:08 PM: Major (R) Gaurav Kalra believes that if you take politics out of the colleges, they will become better places.

3:50 PM: Here is what Gurmehar had to say about the issue:

3:33 PM: “Police must take action against those boys giving rape threats to Gurmehar Kaur and set an example,” says DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal.

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3:15 PM: Swati Maliwal, DCW Chief says, “She has given us a complete list of names who have been threatening her on social media. We have sent the letter to Delhi Police and I have personally talked to the Commissioner of Delhi Police. All Gurmehar Kaur wants is peace in Universities and colleges, all across the country.”

3:05 PM: Gurmehar Kaur, “It doesn’t matter who you are or what organisation you belong to, you cannot threaten a woman with rape. This movement is not for anyone else and for women. There will be a protest march tomorrow, it will be a peaceful protest and it is because we don’t want any bullies in the country. The march will start at 12:30 PM at the Khalsa College.”

2:55 PM: Former DUSU president Satinder Awana asks why did Umair Khalid and Shehla Rashid came to the came college when they were ordered not to. He believes that is when the real problem began.

2:50 PM: Watch what Rajnath Singh has to say about the chaos in Ramjas college:

2:30 PM: It is being reported that she has identified some Twitter handles that belong to ABVP activists and handed over a list of these accounts to the Delhi police.

2:16 PM: Gurmehar Kaur files FIR against ABVP, also approaches the women’s panel for help against the social media abuse.

2:15 PM: ABVP believes that they are the preachers of nationalism but Gurmehar who comes from an army background told them that she is not scared of them.

2:05 PM: Heavy police has been deployed at the Delhi University as things have started to heat up between the students.

2:00 PM: ABVP leader says that the student organisation will not allow any anti-national activities in any college. He says that ABVP requested the Principal to cancel Umair Khalid’s invitation and he obliged.

1:56 PM: She says There were no outsiders involved from our side in the protest. Saket Bahuguna challenges her to say ‘Kashmir is an integrated part of India’, on national TV.

1:55 PM: AISA president, Kawalpreet Kaur says that outsiders of ABVP have shamelessly entered the college and started the protests. Year after year, ABVP cancels the events they don’t like. When they were denied permission to enter the swimming pool, they ended up beating a physical education teacher.

1:50 PM: He says it is not possible that ABVP could have started the scuffle. It was people from other colleges, from JNU and other universities who had nothing to do with Ramjas that started the clashes.

1:46 PM: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has asked Gurmehar Kaur not to spread any hatred against the Indian army. Saket Bahuguna ABVP’s media governor says there were no threats from ABVP’s side and their intention is not to create a chaos in the college.

1:42 PM: Student clashes in Ramjas college have hit the Pune University as well. Activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) clashed with those of the Students Federation of India (SFI) at Savitribai Phule Pune University.

1:38 PM: Today itself the Principal of Ramjas College said that his heart bleeds when Ramjas bleeds. “I appeal to the students to not indulge in any activity which spoils the name of Ramjas College. Let us resolve problems in a peaceful and constructive manner. I share safety concerns of the parents,” he said.

1:35 PM: In his reaction to CNN news, Col. VN Thapar, Kargil Martyr’s father says that Gurmehar Kaur is being misguided. He reminds the DU youth that we are sharing the air of this country, we are drinking the water of this country and we must appreciate it. “Kargil war must not be exploited,” he says.

1:31 PM: Today, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju also posted on twitter about the issue:

1:27 PM: Gurmehar Kaur revealed that she has been getting life threats after her FB post went viral:

1:24 PM: ABVP students are carrying a huge tirangaa in the Du campus despite the presence of police in the campus. The clashes have already begun between the students:

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1:18 PM: ABVP students are chanting ‘Vande Mataram’ on the streets of Delhi University. Here are the latest pictures from DU:

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1:10 PM: Earlier in the day, Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of the Kargil martyr said that she doesn’t need to prove her nationalism. She came into controversy after posting pictures on the social media network.

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