DU Professor Assaulted by ABVP Members at Ramjas College

A seminar was organised at Ramjas College, which had among its speakers Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid. ABVP protested this and at the event, beat up students, teachers and many people in attendance. During this, a professor of DU's English Department, Prasanta Chakravarty, was attacked, kicked to the ground and there was an attempt to strangle him with his own muffler. He suffered contusions and other injuries and had to go to the hospital for a few days.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident University
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Unknown
Location of incident University perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0 :Not Applicable
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Date of incident: February 22, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Attack against work/ideology/activism of individual or group
  • Name of the victim : Prasanta Chakravarty
    Name of Perpetrator Unknown
    State Delhi
    District/City North Delhi
    Party In Power / Incidents AAP - Aam Aadmi Party
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