Scuffle between AISA, ABVP over cancellation of Umar Khalid's talk at Ramjas College

| Updated: Feb 22, 2017 20:57 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 22 (ANI): A clash broke out between All India Students Association (AISA) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) students over cancellation of JNU student Umar Khalid's talk at Delhi University's Ramjas College. "We are protesting because the left-wing is trying to make DU like the JNU. We are protesting against the conspiracy they are doing against DU by inviting Umar Khalid, who has been charged against the SC and the HC. Now, their Shehla Amma (Shehla Rashid Shora) comes here and abuses us. I want to ask what kind of feminism this is. She calls herself a feminist and abuses us," said a protestor to ANI. "In front of the police, they are hitting us and the police are just watching and doing nothing," said another protestor Shushita. The police are deployed to bring the situation under control but the sloganeering and demonstrations did not see any sign of stopping. Members of the ABVP yesterday protested outside Ramjas College against an event that had PhD scholar Khalid, who was arrested on charged of sedition last year, as a speaker. The two-day seminar was organised by Wordcraft, the Literary Society or Ramjas College on 'Cultures of Protest' a series of seminars exploring representations of dissent in literary productions. According to the college authorities, the event was cancelled to maintain peace on the campus. (ANI)
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