Fearing violence, Ambedkar varsity postpones event on Kashmir

Fearing violence, Ambedkar varsity postpones event on Kashmir

New Delhi: Fearing DU like violence in its campus, the Ambedkar University in the New Delhi has postponed an event marking the 26th anniversary of the Kunan Poshpora mass rape in Kashmir.
On February 23, Ambedkar University and an NGO Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) were to organise an event to observe the Kashmiri Women’s Day of Resistance on the 26th anniversary of the mass sexual violence unleashed by the army against the villagers of Kunan and Poshpora in Kashmir.
Less than 24 hours before the event, the speakers were sent an email informing them that the seminar has been postponed citing the alleged threats to “freedom of speech”.
“The AUD administration want some changes in the shape of the event from the faculty and we will do that and reschedule a date and place sometime in March as you can see the times are bad for the university as a place for free speech and free discussions and critical engagements in our society,” the university said in an email to the speakers of the seminar. (Agencies)

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