Since the violence broke out on the premises of Ramjas campus on February 22 between Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and All India Students’ Association (AISA), normalcy has not been restored in the college.
A group of day scholars were denied permission to enter the college by policemen and every students identity card is being checked.
Not only this, as the rumours of raids in the college started doing the rounds as many as 200 students who are staying in college hostel, left the college to spend the weekend with local guardians. They are also getting calls from family members who are asking them not to step out of the hostel.
One of the students told that his family is glued to television for the latest update on this news and has also asked him to not get involved in any discussions. He also told that his friend got injured in the stone pelting that took place.
A 2-day long seminar named ‘Culture Of Protest’ was canceled after some ABVP members protested violently over the participation of Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid. The ABVP members had allegedly thrown bricks and shouted slogans to cancel the event.
Umar posted a message on social site Facebook claiming that if he participates in the event, police would not be able to offer him protection. In his Facebook post he 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.”
Commenting on the event the Principal of Ramjas College, Rajendra Prasad, reportedly said that the event was cancelled after protests by students. 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.”