A clash broke out between All India Students’ Association (AISA) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists on February 22 in New Delhi over cancellation of JNU student Umar Khalid’s event at Delhi University’s Ramjas College. Umar Khalid was supposed to speak at the seminar organised by Literary Society of Ramjas College on ‘The War in Adivasi Areas’ on February 21. However no injuries have been reported so far.

Reacting on cancellation of the event, the Principal of Ramjas College, Rajendra Prasad, said that the event was cancelled after protests by students. Earlier on Tuesday, speaking to Indian Express, Debalin Roy, a student said, “Around 40-50 ABVP men stormed into the campus and started protested against Umar Khalid. The group soon turned abusive and assaulted us.”

Soon after the cancellation, Umar Khalid took to his Twitter handle to share his views and wrote: “Such is the state of democracy in our country where attackers are given complete protection and those facing attacks are held responsible for the attacks on them.”

Umar Khalid was among the three students to be arrested on charges of sedition for organising an event on Afzal Guru in JNU in 2016.