Dalit DU student alleges group attacked him, passed casteist remarks

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 06, 2016 00:52 IST

A Dalit student of Delhi University has alleged that a group of students of Hansraj College attacked him and passed casteist remarks when he was pasting posters of a protest in the institution’s premises.

The student has also claimed that he had approached Maurice Nagar police station for filing a complaint against the group but his plea was not heard by police.

“I went to paste posters of a student protest, which was to be held outside Bikaner House (near India gate), against the rape and murder of a Dalit girl in Bikaner district of Rajasthan. The group attacked me and passed casteist remarks. I went to the principal and police but nobody entertained my plea,” the student said.

The student, a member of the Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS), also said that he will approach the National Commission for Scheduled Castes demanding action against the college authorities.

KYS members also staged a protest outside the college premises.

Hansraj Principal Rama Sharma maintained that the student had met her on Monday and when she asked for his ID card he said he wasn’t a student of the same college.

“He told me that he wasn’t a student of our college but another DU college and was here to paste posters for which he had not sought any information. I had informed police as well about the student barging in the college and alleging an altercation with a group,” she told PTI.

“Since the student did not identify anybody who had passed the remarks against him, there wasn’t any scope for intervention,” she added.

Police officials maintained that they have received both the complaints and the matter is being looked into.

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