Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday witnessed a conflict between two groups of students over an event organised on the death anniversary of Afzal Guru, the parliament attack convict.
The incident took place at the end of an event organised by a group of students who termed the hanging of the Parliament attack convict as “judicial killing” and in solidarity with “struggle” of Kashmiri migrants, at varsity’s Sabarmati dhaba. These group of students were formerly members of Democratic Students’ Union (DSU).
University authorities later called up the police to restore law and order in the campus.
While the organisers originally got permission to hold the event to pay tribute to Afzal Guru, it was withdrawn after the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) complained to the administration.
The (ABVP) had called for a protest outside the 24×7 dhaba opposite the venue, against the “anti-national” activity.
ABVP’s protest against the tribute to Afzal Guru made other groups like the All India Students’ Association (AISA), All India Students’ Federation (AISF) and Students’ Federation of India (SFI) join them in support of DSU.