Preparations are in full swing outside the Dr Ansari Auditorium in Jamia Millia Islamia with a huge banner being hanged on the entrance gate announcing that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is to attend Iftar party on the campus thrown by Okhla AAP members.
“The AAP’s Okhla unit is organising the iftar party. This will be attended by the chief minister,” Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan said as reported by PTI. There was no confirmation from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) on Kejriwal attending the event.
It is understood that within a few minutes he will land on the campus where local leaders were present overseeing preparation work. Outside heavy security deployment was made. Though students have not called for a protest, it appears that the Delhi Police has taken preventive measures as a few days ago students were divided over providing university space to political parties and politicians by the administration on the campus.
Moreover, it was only a few days ago when students hold a massive protest outside Jamia’s Bhopal Ground where RSS leader Indresh Kumar took part in an Iftar party. Before that a car with names of Jamia Vice Chancellor Professor Talat Ahmad and Indresh Kumar as chief guests were doing the rounds on the social media soliciting comments. As the protest raged on the campus, a few metres from the spot, the VC didn’t turn up, according to reports.
Later on the students had south apology over police highhandedness on the campus and also asking for administration’s assurance from the administration that political Iftar should be done away with.