In the aftermath of Ramjas college violence and subsequent debate over limits to freedom of expression, Students belonging to All India Students Federation (AISA) are marching towards Parliament house from Mandi house to mark their protest against alleged ‘Goondaism’ of ABVP and to demand the right to dissent and academic freedom.
CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and mother of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed also joined the protest.
Teachers and students from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) joined the protest in large numbers. Students seen expressing solidarity with DU students through posters which say ‘JNU loves DU’.
The ABVP had, on Thursday organised a ‘Save DU march’ which was followed by an SFI march (from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar) on Friday. Both the sides had also staged protest on February 28 — ABVP at North Campus and other student bodies at ITO.
Earlier, clashes erupted between activists of the All India Students Association (AISA) and the RSS’ student wing ABVP outside Ramjas College here last week, a day after the ABVP forced suspension of an event to be addressed by JNU student Umar Khalid.