January 31st, 2016
Police, RSS goons beating up students at Rohith protest in Delhi
Video of the brutal assault by the police and RSS goons against students who marched to the RSS office today (30 January 2016) in protest against the institutional murder of Rohith Vemula at Hyderabad Central University. The students demanded punishment to those who led the harassment and victimisation at the behest of the RSS-BJP which led to the death of Rohith. The students were demanding action against HCU VC Appa Rao and Union ministers Bandaru Dattatreya and Smriti Irani, and they were brutally beaten up by the police, joined in by RSS goons. Many media persons also were beaten up and their cameras smashed by the police. Our fight for justice for Rohith would go on, our struggle against casteism will move forward, battling casteist and communal-fascist forces like the RSS at every step.Posted by SFI JNU Unit on Saturday, January 30, 2016
In an ugly turn of events, the two hundred protesters who were protesting in front of RSS headquarters in the honour of the deceased Hyderabad Central University student Rohith Vemulawere were mercilessly beaten up by the Delhi police and by the few activists of RSS. Delhi police didn’t even spared the Media people who were covering the protest. They broke the camera and attacked some of the media personnel. Things got worse when RSS activists also joined the police in attacking the protesters as seen in the video.The protestors were mercilessly chased by lathi wielding cops, who did not even spare the girls. A cop even groped one of the female protestors.
A brazen collusion between the attackers and the police has raised serious questions over the neutrality of the administration who in turn are in charge of the law and order situation. From FTII Pune to Delhi, it is highly condemnable that student protests have been handled with high handedness and less sensitivity. For a democracy to thrive, neutral administration and police are pivotal something which was found lacking here during this protest.
अगर अब भी आपका खून नहीं खोलता तो समझ लीजिए आप मुर्दा हैं,मुर्दा। ये लाठी गोली और गाली का लोकतंत्र है। अगर अब भी दिल्ली की सड़कों पर पड़े खून के छींटे आपको नहीं दिखाई दे रहे तो आप मर चुके हैं। अगर आप जिन्दा हैं तो उखाड़ फेंकिए इस तंत्र को ,मुँहतोड़ जवाब दीजिए इस बर्बरता का और निकलिए सड़कों पर। साथियो के संघर्ष को लाल सलामदिल्ली पुलिस मुर्दाबाद मुर्दाबाद… फैज ने सच बहुत पहले ही लिख दिया था-ये दाग दाग उजाला, ये शब-गजीदा सहर,वो इंतज़ार था जिसका, ये वो सहर तो नहींये वो सहर तो नहीं जिस की आरजू लेकरचले थे यार कि मिल जायेगी कहीं न कहींफ़लक के दश्त में तारों कि आखरी मंजिलकहीं तो होगा शब-ऐ-सुस्त मौज का साहिलकहीं तो जा के रुकेगा सफीना-ऐ-गम-ऐ-दिलजवां लहू की पुर-असरार शाहराहों सेचले जो यार तो दामन पे कितने हाथ पड़ेदयार-ऐ-हुस्न की बे-सब्र खाब-गाहों सेपुकारती रहीं बाहें, बदन बुलाते रहेबहुत अज़ीज़ थी लेकिन रुख-ऐ-सहर की लगनबहुत करीं था हसीना-ऐ-नूर का का दामनसुबुक सुबुक थी तमन्ना , दबी दबी थी थकन
Posted by Prakash Chandra on Saturday, January 30, 2016
You can read the first-hand account of the events here.