Violent protests continued at Delhi University’s Ramjas college today, with clashes between the ABVP and All India Students Association (AISA) members taking place, ANI reported.
The scuffles broke out during a protest march by the college students and teachers demanding action against the ABVP’s disruption of a literary seminar yesterday.
Students from the college were supposed to march to Maurice Nagar police station, demanding action against the ABVP. They were allegedly stopped by members of the student group affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Amid sloganeering and fights, police were deployed to bring the situation under control but scuffles and demonstrations did not stop.
Students from Ramjas College and other Delhi University colleges say this is a “breach of freedom of expression”.
Yesterday, ABVP members disrupted a seminar at which JNU student Umar Khalid was invited to speak. Khalid was among the students charged with sedition in connection with an event at JNU last year where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.
Members of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) and the ABVP gathered outside the college and shouted slogans demanding that the invite to “anti-nationals” be cancelled. Even after the college cancelled Khalid’s address, the ABVP allegedly vandalised college property and pelted stones at students and teachers.