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Ramjas row: ABVP delegation meets LG; NSUI meets police over provocation

Actions came on back of violence in Ramjas college between ABVP and AISA

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Ramjas College Scuffle

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Protest, Ramjas College
AISA students protesting against ABVP activists in New Delhi

An Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) delegation on Friday met Lt Governor Anil Baijal over alleged "anti-activities" in the Delhi University (DU) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), even as the Congress student wing Student Union of India (NSUI) approached the police over "provocative" posters put up in DU's North Campus by the RSS-backed body.

The two actions came against the backdrop of the recent violence in Ramjas college where ABVP and Left-affiliated All India Student Association (AISA) clashed over cancellation of a seminar invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid.

"We took a delegation to meet the LG seeking his intervention into the issue of anti-activities taking place in JNU and DU since a year. We submitted a memorandum to him demanding strict action against those who indulged in such activities," ABVP's National Media Convener, Saket Bahuguna said.

The Congress-affiliated NSUI objected to "provocative" posters put up by ABVP at various places in DU's North Campus.

The ABVP had on Thursday put up the posters with photographs purportedly showing "violence perpetrated by the Communists" in various parts of the country.

'DU against intellectual terrorism', 'Rapist AISA go back', 'DU against anti-nationals' were a few of the slogans written on the posters which drew sharp reactions from the Left-affiliated groups.

The NSUI today approached police as well as the varsity administration demanding that the posters be removed.

Meanwhile, the Left-backed Students Federation of India (SFI) and All India Students Federation of India (AISF) staged separate protests on Friday against ABVP members for their alleged involvement in inciting the violence at Ramjas college.

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First Published: Fri, March 03 2017. 21:46 IST
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