Crime and Accident

Two DU students beaten up

Two DU students beaten up
Leftists student activists rally against the Bharatiya Janata Party government during a protest at Jadavpur Unversity in Kolkata on February 18, 2016. Students in several other cities including Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore held protests on February 18 in solidarity with student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested for sedition, and Delhi's prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University. AFP PHOTO/ Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP / DIBYANGSHU SARKAR

New Delhi: Two Delhi University students, belonging to the Left-affiliated AISA, said they were beaten up in their college on Tuesday when they attempted to paste posters for a students’ march to parliament to condemn the “crackdown” on JNU.

The two students who are All India Students’ Association (AISA) members in Satyawati college (DU) said that the incident took place in the campus after some others students raised objection against the posters.

“We were pasting the posters when some students came to us and tore them down and raised some objections. Some of the professors passing by advised them to approach the college administration if they had a problem with it (the poster). Instead they (the objecting students) 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, his colleague Raj Singh was severly beaten up by the “goons”. However, he said that he cannot ascertain if the group belonged to any students organisation.

They were later taken to Deepchand Bandhu hospital in north Delhi’s Ashok Vihar.

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

Dhanpal also alleged that the incident took place in front of the police and college security staff who “stood silently” and were “mute spectators”.

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

“An internal complaint committee will be looking into the matter,” said a Satyawati college administrative official.