Left and ABVP students clashed with each other on February 22 during a protest held outside Ramjas College.
The clashes broke out after ABVP held a protest against the participation of JNU student Umar Khalid, facing sedition charges, in a seminar at Ramjas. JNU student Shehla Rashid was also invited for the event.
According to videos circulated on social media, amid clashes, several protesters shouted slogans supporting independence for Kashmir. However, TopYaps could not independently verify the claims.
Just received this video clip of ultra left protest inside Ramjas College. Slogan is: ‘Hum Kya Chahte Azadi, Kashmir Maange Azadi’. Tragic. pic.twitter.com/9KF0eDqNxX
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 22, 2017
The video showed protesters shouting “Freedom for Students” and “Freedom for Kashmir”.
DUSU president Amit Tanwar claimed that All India Students’ Association (AISA) students raised slogans of Kashmir’s azadi and Bastar’s azadi and thus disrespected the country and the tricolour.
During the protests, a video footage shows DU History professor Mukul Manglik raising slogans about ‘Azaadi in Kashmir. He could be clearly seen provoking students to raise anti-India slogans during a protest at Ramjas College.
Manglik is a government employee and his salary is being paid through taxpayers’ money still he has not being suspended for anti-India activities as yet. Imagine the kind of hatred they are spreading when they teach in closed classrooms!
Though it is not clear who instigated the violence, at least 30 people, including a professor, 10 policemen and several journalists, were injured in yesterday’s clashes. The ABVP has denied its involvement.
Khalid was invited by the college’s Literary Society to speak in the afternoon on a subject related to his PhD, which he is doing from JNU. His topic at the seminar was The War in Adivasi Areas. However, before he could arrive, members of DUSU and ABVP arrived and protested. They met principal Rajendra Prasad and objected to Khalid’s participation at the event.