JNUSU protests mob violence outside Police HQ
Accusing the Delhi police of going soft on people indulged in thrashing of a Muslim man in South east Delhi, the JNU Student's Union and SFI protested outside the Delhi Police Headquarters, demanding stringent actions and punishment for those involved in a violent attack on man that later turned ugly with passing of religious slurs.
A group of students gathered at ITO carrying playcards and raising slogans against the Delhi Police and mob violence.
The protest was carried out amid heavy security arrangements by police. The students stood up on the barricades and raised anti-police slogans.
"My brother was assaulted by a group of men at Kale Khan over trivial issue. He was brutally thrashed by a grup of men on the road. He is undergoing treatment. However, the cops have booked the accused in light sections though the assault was severe. He was bleeding." said Ehsaan Alam, brother of the victim Iftekhar who was assaulted.
The cops have booked the assailants under the Section 323 ( voluntary causing hurt) and 341 ( wrongful restraint ) which the protestors said are too dilute, considering the level of injuries Iftekhar, who works with Metro, sustained.
The protestors also gave speeches against mob violence and expfressed concern over the recent rise in the lynching cases agaisnt the minorties.
One of the protestor Gayatri, a JNU student, also expressed concern over the mob violence cases and raised serious questions against the law enforcing agencies.
"I think these groups like cow vigilante groups enjoy a sort of immunity and the agencies fail to book them under serious sections which could deter them from the violent activity they indulge in. Its time that strict punishment should be imparted so that these group could be retrained," she said.