Joint Press Statement: Against criminalisation of DUSU by ABVP

Recently a photo emerged on DUSU president’s Facebook wall showing his supporters holding arms in an event at DUSU office. We condemn in strongest terms such display of Arms as a show of muscle power in DU Campus. It should be noted that the current DUSU president hails from ABVP, an organization which has an unforgettable history of lumpanism & vandalism on University campuses. Such photos prove that ABVP with the face of a student’s organization is nurturing goons and lumpens under its shadow. Display of muscle power is seen not just after the elections but was also part of ABVP’s election campaigning startegy. The ABVP ­led DUSU is completely removed from the issues of students. Student across the country are fighting against fee ­hike, lack of infrastructure, skewed student ­teacher ratio, commercialization of education, mindless academic “reforms” and anti­ student government policies. ABVP is diluting the students’ movement by such display of muscle power. In fact, over last two years Universities goonshave witnessed orchestrated attack by the RSS BJP­ABVP combine on the academic spaces. ABVP has been a leading protagonist in the institutional murder of Rohith Vehmula in Hyderabad Central University. On similar lines, it has now started a false propaganda against self­activity of students and teachers of Central University of Haryana by calling them antinational for organizing a daylong event remembering Mahashweta Devi. In DU campus also attack on SOL Student commemorating Shaheed­e­Azam Bhagat Singh Death Anniversary, the ban imposed on theatre society of SGTB Khalsa College, intimidating students and teachers present at the screening event of a documentary on Muzzafar Nagar riots, are few more examples of anti­social and riotous mentality of ABVP. As such incidents (carrying arms on campus) are threat to the security of students and teachers and are detrimental to the academic environment of the University, we demand Delhi University to inquire into the incident and take strict disciplinary action against the DUSU President.



All India Democratic Students Organisation

All India Students Association

All India Students Federation

Bhagat Singh Chhatra Ekta Manch


Democratic Students’ Union

Krantikari Yuva Sangathan

North­East Forum for International Solidarity


Parivartankami Chhatra Sanghtan (PACHHAS)

Students’ Federation of India

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