North Campus swamped as NSUI, ABVP, AISA take out separate demonstrations
With the election wave getting strong in Delhi University and the echoes for women's safety getting louder, all three students' political outfits hit the roads of North Campus on Wednesday to spread their ideology.
The most prominent among the three demonstrations was Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad's 'Tiranga Rally', to honour the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement. Other issues highlighted at the march were 'Safe Campus for Women' and 'Drug Free Campus'.
Meanwhile, to counter ABVP's march, two protests from Congress' National Students' Union of India and the Left-affiliated All India Students' Association, simultaneously took place in North Campus.
Both outfits held demonstrations against the stalking case in Chandigarh, where justice for the victim and stringent action against the accused stalker, the son of Haryana BJP president, were demanded.
Students of the BJP-affiliated ABVP began their march from the Arts Faculty gate, walked around the campus along Chhatra Marg, and returned to the starting point.
Calling for a drug-free and women friendly campus, Saket Bahuguna, national media convener of ABVP, said: "Our stand has always been clear. There should be a safe environment for girls in campuses. The number of girls at our march shows the trust they have in our organisation."
Meanwhile, national president of NSUI, Fairoz Khan, who led his outfit's march against the Haryana stalking case, demanded strict action to be taken against the accused.
Another protest was staged at Hindu College, where female students mounted pressure over the college authorities to roll back the unreasonable hike in hostel fees.