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RSS ‘Iftar Party’: Jamia students march to V-C office, submit letter

Students took out a peaceful protest aiming at gheraoing the V-C office today, said a source, adding that it all started from 2 pm. The protesting students were told that Vice Chancellor Professor Talt Ahmad was not in the city, said a student who was part of the protest.

Later students submitted a letter marked for the V-C.

“We the concerned students of Jamia submit that we protested against the MRM’s Iftar Party and invitee Indresh Kumar…a person who incites communal hatred.

The protesters had to face the wrath of heavily deployed police and paramilitary forces preventing us to reach the event venue… We want assurance that such people or group who tries to damage the secular credentials of the varsity will not be allowed on the campus in future. Students of Jamia will not tolerate such people and will always fight against it. Signed by concerned students of Jamia,” said the letter that didn’t carry name of any protesting students from Jamia.

On June 5 heavy security deployment was made on the campus after some university students had announced to protest over the Iftar Party.

The peaceful protest took place and several “aggressive” students were detained to be left later on. Following the raging protest, the V-C gave the Iftar party a skip, according to reports.

Today’s protest was called after a meeting was held on Wednesday on the campus in which several students’ leaders and students parties had participated, said a source.

Students said they are still upset over “heavy deployment of police, lathicharge and detention of Jamia students protesting against Iftar of Indresh Kumar”. Police had denied the lathicharge allegation.

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