In JNU, Rightwingers Clash With Pro-Afzal Activists

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The Jawaharlal Nehru University campus singed with unrest yet again Tuesday night when two student groups clashed with each other over protests on the eve of the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged on February 09, 2013 in Tihar Jail.

Students organizers had issued a call for a protest march against “judicial killing” of Guru – a move that infuriated the right-wing section in the campus. Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) affiliated ABVP objected to such a program and complained to the Vice Chancellor. The varsity authorities hadn’t given any permission for organizing such program fearing it would “disrupt peace at the campus.”

The students shouted slogans lauding the “martyrdom” of Guru. They also expressed solidarity with the “freedom struggle” of Kashmiris.

Enraged, the right-wing groups tried to stifle the protest march leading to a scuffle.

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