Satyawati students claim they were attacked for putting up JNU posters
Two students of Satyawati College said on Tuesday that they were beaten up after they tried to put up posters about JNU’s march to Parliament, by a group of students who said they won’t allow ‘anti-national’ posters in the college.Updated: Mar 02, 2016, 08:32 IST
Two students of Satyawati College said on Tuesday that they were beaten up after they tried to put up posters about JNU’s march to Parliament, by a group of students who said they won’t allow ‘anti-national’ posters in the college.
JNU students will be marching to Parliament on Wednesday against ‘stifling’ of dissent in various universities and to demand the release of students who have been jailed in connection with raising seditious slogans at an event organised on the campus.
Raj Singh and Dhanpal Singh, who are activists of Left-backed All India Students Association (AISA), of Satyawati College on Tuesday were posting pamphlets related to the JNU event when allegedly a group of 15-20 students stopped them and tore the pamphlets.
“They tore the posters and pamphlets saying that they won’t allow us to put anti-national posters in college. We were putting up the posters on wall of democracy about tomorrow’s march. They then beat us up. We went to a room to write a complaint and they came in the room and thrashed us again. We have given a complaint to police,” said Dhanpal Singh.
College officials said that a complaint was received from the two students and internal committee will look into the matter. “Some students were putting up posters at wall of democracy but another group objected to it. They had an altercation. We have received a complaint and internal inquiry committee will look into it,” said Deepak Joshi, administrative officer, Satyawati College.
“This attack is a part of series where the state machinery is using colonial laws like sedition to suppress any dissent and its lumpen elements in universities are physically attacking common students who expose the pattern,” said Aman, secretary DU AISA.
JNUSU vice-president Shehla Rashid Shora said that they will be holding a solidarity march to Parliament on Wednesday to protest the stifling of dissent in JNU, Hyderabad university and elsewhere through sedition charges.
The protest march which will be joined by academicians and students from various universities across Delhi, will begin from Mandi House area at 2PM.