A day after violence broke out outside Ramjas College in Delhi University, the college remained uncannily quiet on Thursday. With classes suspended due to an event in the university, police continued to guard the college.
Meanwhile, the college will be holding a staff council meet on Saturday to decide if any action needs to be taken on the incident.
“The teaching, non-teaching staff, administration is united in this matter. On Saturday, we will decide if any action needs to be taken on the incident,” said Rajendra Prasad, principal of the college.
The members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) have alleged that the teachers and students raised anti-national slogans on February 21 when they had first protested against the invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid.
“We have videos to show that the teachers of the college were involved in raising ‘Kashmir ki azadi’, ‘bastar ki azadi’ slogans. This is completely unacceptable. We will make sure that action is taken against those who have raised anti-national slogans,” said Priyanka Chawri, vice-president, Delhi University Students Union (DUSU).
She said that they have also reported about the video to Delhi Police.
Not only Ramjas College, most of the other colleges were also empty. Some students had stayed at home, while the others had gone to ITO to participate in the protest call by ‘Save DU’.
The DU vice-chancellor, Yogesh Tyagi also spoke on the matter and asked students to maintain peace.
“Any act of violence does not give happiness. I request that the students should not loose their cool. University is a place of learning and students must work to maintain the dignity of it,” said Tyagi.
On being questioned whether the university will set-up any enquiry on the matter, he said, it is the proctor office who will take necessary action.