RSS man at Iftar party: Jamia Millia Islamia students seek VC apology over lathicharge
Students had on June 5 staged a protest against the Jamia Millia Islamia University for inviting RSS leader Indresh Kumar for an Iftar party organised by the RSS-affiliated Muslim Rashtriya Manch.india Updated: Jun 08, 2017 21:15 IST
A group of students of Jamia Millia Islamia staged a demonstration outside the university on Thursday, demanding an apology from the vice chancellor for allegedly subjecting some students to lathicharge and detention by police during a recent protest.
On June 5, a large number of students had staged a protest against the university for inviting RSS leader Indresh Kumar for an Iftar party organised by the RSS-affiliated Muslim Rashtriya Manch.
Allegedly, six students were detained and many were lathicharged during the protest.
The students wanted to submit a memorandum demanding an apology today, but all the gates of the university that led to the office of the vice-chancellor were closed.
“All the gates to the VC’s office have been locked restricting entry of students of the varsity,” said a student.
Videos of students being forcefully taken into police custody were on circulation on social media. The police, however, denied detaining anyone.
First Published: Jun 08, 2017 21:15 IST