Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal assured a five-member delegation of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) that he will speak to Delhi Police about their demands. The ABVP team had met the L-G in Delhi on Friday demanding action by the police over the alleged anti-national slogans raised in Ramjas College on February 21 and the violence which took place on February 22.
Violence had erupted after a literary festival at Delhi University’s Ramjas College was cancelled. The event had to be called off after ABVP objected to inviting JNU scholar Umar Khalid, who is an accused in the JNU sedition case of February 9 last year. “We were assured that he will speak to Delhi Police about the matter,” said Saket Bahuguna, ABVP national media convener.
They complained to the L-G that no separate FIR has been filed in the Ramjas incident by the police. The RSS-affiliated student body also asked L-G for a probe into the alleged rape threats to Gurmehar Kaur, a student of Lady Shri Ram College and martyr’s daughter who had started a campaign against ABVP. She had alleged that she had receiving rape threats for her campaign.
They also raised the issue of February 9 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case, in which Delhi Police is yet to file a chargesheet. “We want them (police) to identify other sloganeers as well as the organisers of the event where anti-national slogans were raised,” said Bahuguna.
Other members in the team were ABVP Delhi unit secretary Bharat Katana, national secretary (Delhi) Monika Chaudhary, state president Avneesh Mittal and Delhi University Student Union president Amit Tanwar. The group also submitted a memorandum to the L-G about the killing of ABVP activists in Kerala.