Protests over the alleged violence against students outside Ramjas College on February 22 took on national stature on Tuesday, as leaders such as CPI-M chief Sitaram Yechury and CPI's D Raja joined the students' agitation in the Delhi University's Art Department.
An FIR was registered against unknown persons in connection with the case of a Kargil martyr's daughter who complained of receiving "rape threats" allegedly from ABVP members.
Now the ABVP members have also demanded probe into the matter by writing a letter to Morris Nagar SHO.
20-year-old Gurmehar Kaur, who showed courage to raise voice with her social media campaign against ABVP, withdrew from the DU student march planned, saying she has shown enough courage and wants to be left alone.
As it happened:
DCW Notice to Facebook 2 deactivate accounts issuing rape threats to Gurmeher. Sought details to identify account owners who shud b arrested— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) February 28, 2017
On complaint of Gurmehar Kaur, crime branch cyber-unit of Delhi police registered case; Investigation on: Joint CP Dependra Pathak
-This is democracy, those who are against us are not our enemies; everyone is entitled to express their opinion, if you do not agree then violence is not the way out: Shatrughan Sinha
-The tense situation is not good for democracy and young generation: BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha
In the meeting Standing Committee of Home Affairs Chairman P Chidambaram asked Delhi Police Commissioner about steps taken: Sources (ANI)
In their meeting, some members of Parliament's Standing Committee of Home Affairs raised issue of incidents that took place in Ramjas College: Sources (ANI)
NHRC issues notice to Delhi Police Commissioner over allegations of police excesses outside Ramjas College in DU Campus on the 22 February
Kaur, last week had changed her Facebook profile picture into one holding a placard reading, “I am a student from Delhi University. I am not afraid of ABVP. I am not alone. Every student of India is with me. #StudentsAgainstABVP.”
Sooner the post went viral on social media, prompting students from various varsities across the country to change their profile pictures with similar placards.
This has led to a political slugfest with Congress demanding an apology from Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his comments on the Ramjas row. Jaitley during a speech at London School of Economics and Political Science had said that an 'alliance of subversion' was the real reason behind violence on campus.
Following which, Congress spokesman Manish Tiwari asked for an apology from the minister for making such a remark on Indian academia, that too while on foreign soil.