Amid the ongoing uproar over the violence that took place at Ramjas College last week, general secretary of the Delhi Autorickshaw Sangh, Rajendra Soni has affirmed that if the police officials did not arrest the people who allegedly raised the anti-India slogans, he will not let them ride autos under him.
“I have been in this city for the last 35 years and I have never seen such an environment in which people are giving anti-India statements. Such elements first polluted the atmosphere of JNU and are now trying to repeat it in other universities,” he said adding that he will also make sure that he puts up posters on the autos which would read as, ‘Deshdrohiyon ko giraftar karo, unko desh se baahar karo’, (Arrest anti-nationals, get them out of the country).
This comes against the backdrop of the protest march led by the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists who are seeking a nationwide campus ban on Leftist groups. This came just days after the students from the Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University took to streets to protest against the violence allegedly caused by ABVP which caused grave injuries to several students and faculty members.
Ramjas college had last week witnessed large-scale violence between members of the AISA and the ABVP leading to several injuries. The reason behind the clashes was an invite extended to JNU students Umar Khalid—who is facing sedition charge—and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar. The seminar was withdrawn by the college authorities following opposition by the ABVP.