NEW DELHI: A student at Jawaharlal Nehru University has complained of manhandling and assault by a group of students allegedly members of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad on Thursday.
This is the second such incident in which a student was attacked inside a hostel on the campus, bringing back memories of Najeeb Ahmed another student who has gone missing after a similar kind of scuffle 10 months ago from the campus.
The student who is an M.A second year in Centre for Persian and Central Asian Studies student a resident of Periyar hostel in his complaint to the proctor of the university says that his attackers demanded the removal of a social media post made by him otherwise face the mob justice.
“They were asking me to delete my Facebook post, I repeatedly requested and told them that I am free to hold my opinion protected under the Constitution. I requested to file a formal complaint if they have any grievance but they created an atmosphere of group violence and threatened me that they will disappear me like Najeeb” said the student in his complaint.
The complaint further states that few of the students from the group of around 30 students followed him back to his hostel room and again threatened and heckled him. Later telephonic threats were also made. The student has written names of members of ABVP involved in the attack.
Although the ABVP has denied any involvement in the case, “As the JNU Student Union elections are nearing and this is just a way to grab attention nothing more” said Saurabh Sharma ABVP president JNU.
The student had made post on the Gorakhpur tragedy in which many children died at Baba Raghav Das Medical College allegedly due to negligence resulting in absence of oxygen supply to the infants. Yashraj in his complaint states that “After legal murder of 104 children in Gorkhpur we happily celebrated 71st independent day and Periyar Parivar Celebrated Janamashtmi in JNU in which there was "Dahi Handi Matkiphod Competition".