‘ISIS slogans’ on Delhi University wall? Students’ union files a police complaint
Ankit Sangwan, DUSU secretary and a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), approached the police after a few students allegedly informed him about the writing on the wall.delhi Updated: Jun 28, 2017 17:27 IST
A Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) member also filed a complaint with the police though no FIR was registered yet.
Ankit Sangwan, DUSU secretary and a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), approached the police after a few students allegedly informed him about the writing on the wall.
“(On reaching the spot) I found that ‘I am SYN ISIS’ was written on the wall, which means that an organisation like ISIS is to be supported,” wrote Sangwan in his complaint received at the Maurice Nagar Police station on Saturday.
Strangely though, the words ‘I am’ were written in pink and ‘SYN ISIS’ was written in blue.
Sangwan alleged that other slogans such as ‘Justice for Naxals,’ ‘AFSPA’ and ‘Azadi’ were also seen smeared on the walls.
The alleged ISIS slogan was seen on a wall of Delhi School of Economics. The other slogans were reportedly written on the walls of the department of social work.
It is unclear who wrote the messages. But ABVP members said that they would stage a protest if the matter was not investigated properly.
“With CCTV cameras around, it should not be very difficult to figure out who wrote the message. We will also speak to the university authorities and department heads about this on Monday. It is not right that somebody tarnish the name of a reputed department such as the department of social work,” Sangwan told HT.
“I request you to not only take strict action against those responsible, but also paint these walls,” said Sangwan in his written complaint.
The Delhi police acknowledged getting the complaint.
“We have received the complaint, and we will look into the matter,” said North DCP, Jatin Narwal. Till late Saturday night, no FIR was filed in the case.
HT tried calling and texting the vice-chancellor of Delhi University but he was unavailable for comment.
First Published: May 27, 2017 23:20 IST