Both campuses remain closed to protest Radhika’s death
Protests in the Delhi University against the killing of Radhika Tanwar entered the second day on Friday.delhi Updated: Mar 12, 2011 01:23 IST
Protests in the Delhi University against the killing of Radhika Tanwar entered the second day on Friday.
Both the South and the North Campus witnessed a slew of protests and classes were affected in most colleges, as protesters asked students and teachers to vacate classes and join them in the protest.
Colleges in the South Campus were the worst affected as most classes were forced to be called off. Morning classes in Hansraj College, Kirori Mal College, Hindu College and Ramjas College in the North Campus were also affected.
Students of the South Campus and family members of Radhika also took to the streets on Friday, demanding her killer's arrest, causing traffic jams on the Ring Road.
“The police have not told us anything, we get information only from the media. As long as justice is not delivered, we will continue to block traffic,” Rajinder Tanwar, Radhika’s father, said.
The cold-blooded murder has caused widespread outrage, with even Gursharan Kaur, wife of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, joining the chorus for the arrest of the killer, identified by the police as a young man.
Police say they are hunting for the gunman but their failure to nab the killer has triggered one demonstration after another. Meanwhile, a shutdown was called in North and South Campus for Saturday as well.
“We are not going to rest till the culprit is behind bars. We have called for a shutdown again. Many students and teachers are supporting us,” said Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad leader Rohit Chahal.