Delhi University’s Ramjas College was forced to cancel a seminar on Tuesday after violent protests broke out in campus over participation of JNU students Shehla Rashid and Umar Khalid, who was accused of shouting anti-national slogans during an event in JNU last year.

The duo was invited to speak during the two-day seminar on the ‘culture of protests’, organised by English Department of College. However, it had to be cancelled following protests by members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

As per the reports, the English department had the permission from the principal for the seminar, but he was convinced by police to cancel it following ruckus on campus. Police sources said that prior intimation was received on the seminar.

Umar Khalid was arrested last year on charges of sedition after an event at JNU where anti-national slogan were allegedly shouted. Rashid was then vice-president of the JNU union and had demanded release of Khalid and fellow students.

First Published | 22 February 2017 9:42 AM
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