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

8 March 2017

print version of this article print version - 8 March 2017 [updated on 5 April 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."

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

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

  • Fingered - Editorial, The Telegraph on Violence and Intimidation by ABVP in Delhi University Colleges (1 March 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)
  • Our Resolve Will Not Falter, Says Ramjas Student Who Organised Disrupted Seminar by Anushka Baruah (The Wire, 25 February 2017)

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

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


’Diktats’ muffle Ramjas theatre festival by Pheroze L. Vincent