Gurmehar Kaur row: FTII Chairman Gajendra Chauhan urges students to steer clear from politics

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 28 (ANI): In wake of the recent clashes that broke out between the students of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and All India Student Association, FTII Chairman Gajendra Chauhan on Tuesday urged students to stay away from political issues and concentrate on their studies. Talking to ANI, Chauhan said, "Protest is always healthy for a democracy, only if the issue of protest is correct. In this case a young girl studying in college tweeted something like 'my father was killed in the war, not by Pakistan' and this tweet depicts that she is trying to prove that Pakistan is innocent." "There is already a tussle between two groups. I would like to suggest college students that these issues are political and if they indulge themselves in these political matters, then their student life is being affected," he added A 'Tiranga' march was organised by the ABVP on Monday in order to invoke nationalist sentiments on the campus. The students of Delhi University had earlier today staged a protest against the ABVP at the SGTB Khalsa College in North Campus. The said event was disrupted as it featured Umar Khalid, a student accused of anti-national sloganeering at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in February last year. Khalid, who is writing his PhD. dissertation on the culture of dissent in Bastar was invited to speak on the issue of 'adivasi' protest movements. (ANI)