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India: Reportage & Commentary on Right-Wing Violence in Delhi University

Sunday 12 March 2017, by siawi3


Links to Reportage & Commentary on Right-Wing Violence in Ramjas College and Delhi University (February - March 2017)

8 March 2017 - 8 March 2017 [updated on 9 March 2017]|

A compilation of relevant links to commentary and reports on violence in Ramjas college and Delhi university’s North Campus on 21-22 Feb 2017 and the response that has followed. “.... In its present avatar, with the BJP in command of an absolute majority at the Centre, the ABVP isn’t a student body, it is a vigilante organization, the sole purpose of which is to coerce Indian universities and their students into obeying the ideological writ of the sangh parivar.”

DU College Allegedly Pulls Support For Student Newspaper Over Ramjas Article by Akshit Sangomla (The Wire, 9 March 2017)

DU teachers write to V-C for ‘impartial probe’ (The Hindu, 8 March 2017)

What Ramjas teaches: Paranjape’s reading of ABVP’s activism and his facts about the seminar are wrong by Anushka Baruah (The Indian Express, March 7, 2017)

Delhi University attacks: Students change Facebook profiles worldwide in solidarity against far-right violence by Shehab Khan, Becca Meier (The Independent, 6 March 2017)

Academic siege tells on seminars by Pheroze L. Vincent (The Telegraph, 6 March 2017)

MP’s wow to take Ramjas to Parliament (Indian Express, March 5, 2017)

Goons on campus by Mukul Kesavan (The Telegraph, March 5, 2017)

Huge crowd gathers for Citizen’s March against violence in Delhi University (India Today, March 4, 2017)

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Facebook photo of the demo Citizens March to Parliament on 4 March 2017

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Poster in Hindi announcing ’Stand With DU’ Citizens March from Mandi House to Parliament Street (New Delhi) on 4 March 2017

The Art of Resistance by Saleem Kidwai (India Today, March 2, 2017)

Fingered - Editorial, The Telegraph on Violence and Intimidation by ABVP in Delhi University Colleges (1 March 2017)

Academics write against ABVP, Ramjas college violence (The Hindu, February 27, 2017)

Exemplary violence: The ABVP aggression at Ramjas College can only be explained as a lesson intended for all universities by Satish Deshpande (The Indian Express, February 27, 2017)

AIFRTE statement against ABVP’s assault on university campuses ( -February 25, 2017)

Our Resolve Will Not Falter, Says Ramjas Student Who Organised Disrupted Seminar by Anushka Baruah (The Wire, 25 February 2017)

Campus chill, Editorial in The Hindu (24 February 2017)

I raised slogans, but they were not anti-national: Ramjas teacher ... (Hindustan Times, 24 February 2017)

[TV report in Hindi - NDTV Prime Time with Ravish 23 Feb 2017; रामजस कॉलेज विवाद | Ramjas College

Question from Ramjas to JNU - Is ABVP a students’ organisation or a bunch of hooligans? - Editorial, Hindustan Times (23 Feb 2017)

The Shape of the Beast by Amit Sengupta (SouthLive, February 22, 2017)

Ramjas college violence: After day of protests, night of fear on campus (The Indian Express, 22 February 2017)

Protect universities and academic freedom from threat of violence and intimidation - say human rights groups ( - 22 February 2017)

Dear Amit Shah, rein in ABVP and act on your promise to set ‘gundas’ right by Harinder Baweja (22 Feb 2017)

ABVP goes on rampage at Ramjas, pelts stones at seminar featuring Umar Khalid

Clashes Outside Delhi’s Ramjas College After ABVP Forced It To Cancel Invite To Umar Khalid

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ABVP Disrupts, Vandalises Literary Event at Ramjas College by Akshit Sangomla (The Wire, February 22, 2017)

ABVP’s protest turns violent at Ramjas College (The Hindu, February 22, 2017)