JNU vice-chancellor cancels visit to Karnatak University over intel on protests against DU violence

JNU and DU have been on the boil ever since Ramjas College withdrew a seminar invitation to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid following violent protests by suspected members of RSS-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad.

JNU vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar has cancelled his visit to Karnatak University, in Dharwad, due to threat perceptions.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) vice-chancellor was invited to the Karnatak University convocation as its chief guest.

Kumar, however, requested the programme to be postponed as intelligence reports cited he may face attacks in view of the recent developments in the Delhi University and JNU.

Intelligence sources said they received inputs that members of some student organisations were planning to stage a protest at the university, which could have caused law and order situation.

JNU and DU have been on the boil ever since Ramjas College withdrew a seminar invitation to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid following violent protests by suspected members of RSS-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

A protest march against the alleged ABVP vandalism on February 22 turned violent after many students, teachers and journalists were attacked by a mob.

Since then, the protests have snowballed into a heated debate between political parties. A video also surfaced that showed students at Ramjas College allegedly raising anti-national slogans.

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