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Ramjas Row: Delhi Police Suspends 3 Cops, Crime Branch to Probe

Classes have been suspended at Ramjas College for the day due to the ongoing protests.

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Students march at ITO against police inaction and ABVP’s violence outside Ramjas College. (Photo: The Quint)
Snapshot
  • Students gather at ITO to demand FIRs against ABVP members who inflicted violence on Wednesday
  • ABVP members attacked protesting students and teachers outside Ramjas College on Wednesday
  • Three reporters from The Quint were assaulted by the ABVP and policemen
  • On Tuesday, ABVP activists had created a ruckus over Ramjas College’s decision to invite JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid
  • Shehla Rashid said police failed to act while ABVP ‘goons’ pelted stones at the protesters
8:30 AM , 24 Feb

Delhi Police on Thursday suspended three of its personnel for their "unprofessional" handling of the Ramjas College violence and asked Crime Branch to conduct a probe into yesterday's clashes between ABVP and AISA members.

Dependra Pathak, special commissioner of police(Southwest) and Delhi Police spokesperson admitted of "inappropriate and unprofessional" action on part of a few personnel yesterday.

Ramjas College had turned into a battleground on Wednesday as students of Left-affiliated AISA and the RSS-backed ABVP armed with hockey sticks rained blows on each other, causing injuries to many.

JNU and DU students, who are members of AISA staged a protest at ITO Delhi Police Headquarters on Thursday demanding action against "errant cops" who allegedly roughed up students and journalists yesterday. They were also demanding registration of an FIR against ABVP activists.

A case was registered yesterday in connection with violence and has now been transferred to Crime Branch.

7:25 PM , 23 Feb

Case Transferred to Crime Branch

The case against violence on the Ramjas college campus was transferred to the Crime Branch on Thursday.

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5:16 PM , 23 Feb

ABVP Ends Their Protest

Members of ABVP ended their protest against "anti-nationals" on Thursday, warning that they won't allow a repetition of last year's events in JNU"

Speaking to Hindustan Times, Satendra Awana, who a member of ABVP and the DUSU President said:

We had to stage this protest as we cannot allow anti-nationals to turn DU into JNU. Even in future if anyone does anything of this sort we will again raise the issue and protest.
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4:45 PM , 23 Feb

The Quint Speaks to DUTA Professors About Ramjas Protests

Delhi University Teacher’s Association made appeals to the DU administration to preserve peace within the university.

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Published: 23 Feb 2017, 10:07 AM IST
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