Detained at home during PM’s DU visit, say AISA activists

Several colleges had issued guidelines such as no black dresses and mandatory attendance during the PM’s visit.

WrittenBy:Alenjith K Johny
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A letter signed by AISA functionaries, sent to the SDM, DCP (North) and Model Town police station house officer, sought to know the reasons behind the “illegal” detention.

AISA was not the only outfit that alleged police action. 

JNU SFI leader Aishe Ghosh alleged that she got a call from the police asking whether her outfit was protesting against the prime minister’s visit.

The Model Town police station house officer Lalit Kumar has denied all the allegations.

The university did not witness any protests though several teachers and students raised objections to the PM’s visit on social media platforms, asking about steps taken by the government to safeguard academic autonomy and questioning the centre’s “silence” on the situation in  Manipur.

Miranda House professor Abha Dev Habib said the police are deployed against students “when they raise important issues such as fees and discrimination. The incident involving the AISA students is highly regrettable.”

Meanwhile, addressing the event at the university on Friday, PM Modi shared his experience of travelling in a metro and laid the foundation stone of the Delhi University Computer Centre and the faculty of technology building and the academic block which will be set up in the North Campus.

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