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Chandra Shekhar Aazad, Bhim Army Leader, and DU Students Held in North Campus Protest

A senior police officer explained that the protesters were detained because they lacked permission to conduct a demonstration.

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New Delhi, Jan 20 (The Street Press India) – On Friday, Delhi Police detained Chandra Shekhar Aazad, leader of Bhim Army, along with some Delhi University students in North Campus. They were protesting in support of former assistant professor Ritu Singh.

Daulat Ram College terminated Singh’s services in 2020. She has been protesting, claiming caste-based discrimination and harassment by the college administration. The case is currently in court.

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Aazad and his supporters, along with other students, arrived at North Campus for a protest without proper permission, leading to their detention, as stated by a senior police officer. Approximately 80 individuals, including Aazad, were taken to Burari police station. They are expected to be released after a brief period.

Delhi University Academic Council member Maya John expressed concern, stating that the democratic space is rapidly diminishing both within the university campus and beyond, deeming it “most unfortunate.”

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She condemned the events of today, expressing disapproval, and remarked on the authorities’ suppression of protests, highlighting the diminishing democratic space for resistance.

Maya John urged all democratic forces to unite and collectively resist administrative authoritarianism, repression, and a lack of accountability.

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Sk Sahiluddin
Sk Sahiluddin
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