Tussle Between DU Students Over JNU Posters

Two DU claim to have been beaten up for pasting posters in support of JNU march

Published: 01st March 2016 10:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd March 2016 12:07 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Two Delhi University students (DU) belonging to the Left-affiliated All India Students' Association (AISA) said they were beaten up in their college on Tuesday when they attempted to paste posters for a student march to Parliament to condemn the "crackdown" on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

The two students of Satyawati College said the incident took place on their campus after some other students objected to the posters. 

"We were pasting the posters when some students came and tore them down. Some professors passing by advised them to approach the administration if they had a problem with the posters. Instead, they came back with more people. About 15-20 people then attacked us," Dhanpal Singh, a third-year BA (Honours) political science student, told IANS.

According to Dhanpal, he and fellow student Raj Singh were severely beaten up. He was not certain whether the group belonged to any student organisation. 

They were later taken to the Deepchand Bandhu Hospital in north Delhi's Ashok Vihar. 

The poster, issued by the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union, invited students march on Parliament on Wednesday to condemn the JNU crackdown. 

Dhanpal alleged that the incident took place in front of the police and college security personnnel who remained "mute spectators". 

The college administration, however, denied that the two students were beaten up, saying that it was only a tussle between students. 

"An internal complaint committee will look into the matter," said a Satyawati College administrative official.


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