Delhi University’s Vivekananda College saw protests by NSUI and ABVP activities, following the order by the college principal asking students not to attend political rallies. The notice issued by Vivekananda College Hina Nandrajog warned students against attending political rallies. In case the student failed to comply with the order, the notice also warned that disciplinary action will be taken by the college against students who participate in political rallies.
Following the publication of notice, protests erupted outside the college which were led by Congress’s NSUI and RSS backed ABVP. During the protests, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad sought immediate withdrawal of the notice by the college administration. They also added that the notice is anti-student in nature and prohibits them from voicing their concerns and fighting for their rights.
ABVP to submit Memorandum to the College Administration
After the protests, ABVP also announced that it will submit a formal memorandum to the college administration asking them to withdraw the notice. The memorandum will be submitted by students’ group on the next working day of the college. ABVP also warned that in case the college doesn’t withdraw the notice, they will be forced to intensify the protests.
NSUI to take up issue with Delhi University Proctor
On the same issue, Congress backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) also held protests outside college. During the protest, NSUI leaders alleged that Vivekananda College has been a hub of BJP and right wing political activities. Issuance of such type notice curbing students right to participate in political rallies, clearly shows the intention of the college administration. NSUI said that it strongly condemns such autocratic orders, which aim to not only curb the students’ rights but also threaten them from voicing their concerns. NSUI Delhi President Akshay Lakra has also vowed to take up this issue with the university proctor and dean students’ welfare soon.