New Delhi: Shri Ram College of Commerce of Delhi University cancelled a scheduled panel discussion on the anti-CAA agitation on Friday, as the university reportedly came under pressure from the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parisad (ABVP).
The event, titled ‘Why the North-east protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act’, which was cancelled barely an hour before it was to take place, had speakers like The NorthEast Today editor-in-chief Pradyot Kishore Manikya Deb Barman, The Wire’s deputy editor Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty, research scholar, trade unionist and activist from Assam Nayan Jyoti, independent researcher Leki Thungon and Delhi University Prof Amrapali Basumatary.
According to reports, the North East Cell in the university were appalled by the messages circulated by the students’ union, which claimed that the event would “indulge violence and spread misleading information among the students”.
The students’ union in a letter to principal Simrit Kaur sought cancellation of the event. They said that being a responsible institution, SRCC must not accept this seminar which is against the norms of social welfare.