Amid the ongoing series of protests and students outrage in Ramjas College of Delhi University a fresh controversy started in Jamila Millia Islamia University on Wednesday where BJP leader Shazia Ilmi was invited to speak on ‘Triple Talaq’. Later, after a series of protests, the organisers not only rescheduled the event, but also changed the list of speakers and removed Shazia Ilmi.
Shazia was scheduled to attend a seminar at Jamia University organised to discuss the controversial triple talaq issue on February 16.
The event was then rescheduled for February 28 and the list of speakers was changed by the organisers.
The organisers also changed the topic of the discussion from ‘triple talaq’ to empowering Muslim women.
Shazia, after the incident, said that she was victimised for political affiliations. Shazia is an alumnus of Jamila Millia Islamia University.
Earlier in the day, two members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) who were arrested by the police for violent attack inside Delhi University’s north campus have been sacked by the organisation.
ABVP, a student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has also asked the police to take stern action against the duo. Prashant Mishra and Vinayak Sharma were arrested by police after they were accused of beating up Aman Sinha, a student belonging to the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
The attacks took place after DU students and professors took part in a protest march against ABVP in the north campus. The incident occurred near the Patel Chest area in DU’s north campus.
Delhi University’s Ramjas College was forced to cancel a seminar on February 21, 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.