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Brutal assault on Delhi Univ students as fear grips present rulers on rise of dissent

By Arhaan Baaghi 

Various democratic student organizations (bsCEM, fraternity, DSU, SIO, AIRSO) had planned a screening of the BBC documentary "India: The Modi Question" in the Delhi University Arts Faculty, but the guards of the university and the Delhi police along with paramilitary forcefully detained the students just because we were trying to watch a documentary that scrutinizes the role of Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots.
At first when the students started screening the documentary, the electricity of the department building was cut down. Students were brutally beaten by the police and university guards. Female students were also brutally manhandled and beaten.
This whole incident shows the Brahmanical Hindutva fascist nature of the government and the university authority that is working as its puppet. An activist of bsCEM was manhandled by a male security guard, who tried to pull out his T shirt. Also various female activist were dragged by male security guards and their hijabs were pulled. BsCEM condemns this brutal assault on activists and calls to resist and fight the institutions of the Brahmanical Hindutva fascist state.
Various activists were detained in different police stations (Maurice Nagar, Civil Lines and Burari). After a long sit-in protest outside the Maurice Nagar cyber cell police station the activists and students were released. All that has happened displays the fear of the present regime -- that even the slightest space for democratic discussion can have dissent against them.

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