Public Meeting in Arts Faculty Lawns, Delhi University 20th of September (FRIDAY) 1 PM onwards

Public Meeting in Arts Faculty Lawns, Delhi University

20th of September (FRIDAY) 1 PM onwards

POLICE REPRESSION ON TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

Speakers:

Arundhati Roy, writer

Dr. Nandita Narain, President, DUTA

Prashant Bhushan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Udit Raj, National Chairman, All India Confederation of SC / ST Organisations & Convenor JAFDE

Professor Ramanujam, Former Pro-Vice Chancellor & Director, Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre

Professor A K Ramakrishnan, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Professor K J Mukherjee, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Professor Manoranjan Mohanty, retired Professor, Deptt of Political Science, Delhi University

Professor Amit Bhaduri, Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Harish Dhawan, PUDR

Sumit Chakravarty, Editor, Mainstream Magazine and others

On the 20th of September (FRIDAY)

In Arts Faculty Lawns

At 1 pm.

On 12th September 2013, a fifty member team comprising members of the National Investigation Agency, the Central Intelligence Bureau, the Maharashtra Police from Aheri in Gadchiroli, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police, Maurice Nagar Police Station and computer specialists, forcibly entered and raided the residence of Dr G N Saibaba.

Dr Saibaba teaches at Ram Lal Anand College, University of Delhi, a political activist and the Joint Secretary of Revolutionary Democratic Front. The charges were that his residence was “used as a place for the deposit of stolen property”.

The raid was carried out coercively. The team confiscated a laptop, hard discs, pen drives, tablet microchip, college documents, books and articles. None of these were stolen articles. He was also threatened with arrest.

Local journalists report that the Gadchiroli Police claim that Hem Mishra has “confessed” that he received a microchip from Saibaba. It is anticipated that, in keeping with an established pattern, the police are trying to frame Saibaba and attempting to fabricate a case against him. The University community and other members of the intelligentsia are alarmed by these events.

The DU campus has seen police violence on its campus. The same day when Dr. Saibaba’s house was raided, the students who were agitating for right to accommodation were lathicharged and arrested. The students’ struggle for right to accommodation is facing severe police repression.

The attacks on students and teachers within the university by the police force at the behest of the VC have become the norm. We, the members of the university community and the intelligentsia, must come together to condemn this in the strongest possible terms.

Please participate in big numbers. Stop police repression on the campus.

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