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    This Document contains a

    compilation of the coverage of the

    print media (English, Bengali and

    Hindi) on the protest led by the

    patriotic BJYM and ABVP

    members against a USDF organised

    anti-national seminar, in Jadavpur

    University, on the Azadi of

    Kashmir, where the chief guest was

    S.A.R. Geelani.

    Jadavpur Protest

    Against Geelanis

    Anti-National

    SeminarMedia

    Coverage

    A Compilation

    AKHIL BHARATIYA

    VIDYARTHI PARISHAD

    (ABVP)

    Kolkata Mahanagar Unit.

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    CONTENTS

    SERIAL NO. NAME OF NEWSPAPER/REPORT PAGE NUMBER

    1. Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)

    Report

    2

    2. The Times of India 8

    3. Anandabazar Patrika 9

    4. Sanmarg 11

    5. The Indian Express 12

    6. The Telegraph 13

    7. The Statesman 13

    8. The Hindu 14

    9. Zee News 15

    10. Deccan Herald 16

    11 Yahoo! India News 17

    12. India Talkies 18

    13. Headlines India 18

    14. Two Circles.Net 19

    15. Net India123 20

    16. Sify News 21

    17. India News Post 22

    18. Other Links 23

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    AKHIL BHARATIYA VIDYARTHI PARISHAD (ABVP) REPORT

    Sat. 30th

    October, 2010.

    ATTACK ON STUDENTS AND YOUTH IN ANTI-NATIONAL SEMINAR IN JADAVPUR

    UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA

    After the seminar in New Delhi demanding Azadi (Freedom) for Kashmir, a similar

    seminar also titled `Azadi` was organised at Vivekananda Hall in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, on

    the 30th

    of October, 2010, by a Maoist student group bearing the name of UDSF (United Students

    Democratic Front) with the notorious seccessionist and accused in Parliament Attack case, S.A.R.

    Geelani as the main speaker. At the outset of the seminar, one of the speakers, Mr. Siddhartha Guha

    Roy, gave a speech in which he harped on a fabricated, partially true history of Kasmir and asserted

    that Kashmir should be separated from India.

    All over the venue, posters and banners put up by the organisers openly demanded

    `Azadi` for Kashmir, while some placards openly accused the Indian army and security forces of

    unsubstantiated grave crimes, calling them names. To elaborate, there were written placards hung

    inside the hall which proclaimed - Indian Army is an army of Rapists and in Bengali hung a posterwhich contained Kashmir amar amar desh noye(Kashmir is not my country). After the speech of

    Mr. Roy, when a member of the audience Mr. Arun Shaw, asked the speaker a question about the

    role of Shyamaprasad Mukherjee in integrating Kashmir with the rest of India, the Maoist

    organisers suddenly rushed towards him and manhandled him physically. There was even an

    attempt on his life. There soon started a free for all with the organisers using sticks and rods, and

    other sharp weapons to beat up and attack the patriotic members of the audience, who were mostly

    ABVP and BJYM karyakartas.

    In this sudden, unprovoked and brutal attack, amidst anti-national slogans and obscenities

    hurled at the patriotic members of the audience by the organizers, among whom were some known

    notorious Maoists like Debolina Chakraborty who was recently named by the West Bengal police as

    a collaborator in the Maoist atrocities in West Bengal, many ABVP and BJYM activists were

    grievously injured. Two of the activists Mr. Neeraj Kumar and Mr. Yagnik Agarwal were critically

    injured and had to be hospitalised while bleeding profusely with wounds on the head. One of them

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    had to be kept in the hospital overnight due to his critical condition. Amongst others, notably Shri

    Amitabha Roy, Km. Tanushree Roy and Shri Gautam Chaudhuri were also injured.

    Mr. Neeraj Kumar (in white shirt and pants in centre), a student and an ABVP karyakarta,

    being attacked by the USDF members, the organisers and their goons. He suffered serious

    injuries in his head and neck, coupled with heavy blood loss, and his shirt was torn to pieces

    by the aggressive USDF cadres. (See Picture above) The lady on the extreme left has lifted a

    large dustbin can, aiming it at Mr. Kumars head. The others are seen hitting and heckling

    him and pulling his shirt and pant. His fault was - he had merely tried to save someone else

    who was being attacked by these goons.

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    Mr. Neeraj Kumar after the attack. He was grievously hurt and received injuries on his scalp,

    besides other wounds.

    A characteristic feature of the attacks by the USDF cadres and their goons was that they

    were all aimed at the head of the victim. The victims were mostly bleeding from the head and neck.

    These ghastly attacks were perpetrated with sharp and heavy items, sans a modicum of

    responsibility. The attacks on the patriotic youth were perpetrated with vengeance and ruthlessness,

    which was inhuman at best and beastly at worst. The assaults were gory and barbaric - those being

    the hallmark of the predators, which they practise to implement their nefarious designs.

    After this attack, ABVP and BJYM activists organised a road blockade in front of the

    University Gate, blocking a main arterial road of Kolkata for over an hour in protest against the

    brutal attack and the anti-national seditious speeches at the seminar. In a significant gesture,

    members of the public joined the blockade in large numbers when they heard of the issue, despite

    being inconvenienced by the blockade.

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    Mr. Yagnik Agarwal, a BJYM karyakarta was badly injured by the anti-national ruffians. He

    suffered severe blood loss and was seriously wounded.

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    Mr. Yagnik Agarwal in hospital. Seen here resting on the hospital bed with blood soaked

    clothes. His fault wasproclaiming that Kashmir is an inalienable part of our motherland.

    Hearing the merciless attack on the BJYM and ABVP karyakartas, senior BJP leader Shri

    Tathagata Roy rushed to the spot and after speaking to the press, organised a march to the Jadavpur

    Police Station. ABVP and BJYM, through Shri Tathagata Roy, have submitted a complaint to the

    police at the Jadavpur Police Station (P.S.), inter alia, demanding the arrest and inititation of legal

    proceedings against the organizers of the seccessionist and seditious seminar along with all those

    involved in the brutal physical attack including Debolina Chakraborty and her gang. The written

    complaint also demanded that Mr. S.A.R. Geelani be immediately arrested for his seditious

    speeches and for claiming that Kashmir is not a part of India.

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    Mr. Amitabha Roy, President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), West Bengal,

    (in centre) seen here protesting outside gate no. 4 of the Jadavpur University, alongwith

    patriotic members of the assembly against the seditious programme and the speeches

    delivered therein.

    It is ironical that innocent students, youths and patriots were seriously beaten up, when all they

    wanted was to promote and speak of the integrity and territorial sovereignty of India, on Indian soil,

    by Maoists, Maoist sympathizers, their gangsters and other unruly elements. Geelani and others

    were openly disputing the integration and accession of Jammu and Kasmir with India, which,

    though, is a foregone conclusion. The patriotic students and youth merely asked questions but were

    beaten up resulting in grievous injuries.

    ABVP demanded that the organizers be booked on grounds of sedition as well as grievous, criminal

    assault.ABVP also demanded that an enquiry be conducted against the authorities of Jadavpur University

    as to how they granted permission to hold an openly anti-national and seditious seminar titled

    Azadi within the University campus, where posters openly advocating `azadi` for Kashmir were

    allowed to be put up all over the venue and a notorious and known anti-national like Geelani,

    accused in the Parliament attack case and against whom an FIR has already been filed for his

    seditious speech in the LTG Auditorium, New Delhi on 21st

    of October, was allowed to visit the

    campus and speak against the unity and integrity of India.

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    Following are the reports published in the print media on the event. Sometimes,

    the report has pinned the blame on the patriotic youth for the scuffle, which is

    untrue because they had only asked a question regarding the omission of Dr.

    Syama Prosad Mookerjees name from Mr.