India: Tolerant or Rebellious

The Recent beef fest in India Institute of Technology created a havoc in the IIT society. A group of student holded a march towards academic block in order to get students expelled who assaulted the PhD Student Sooraj, proving thier point by saying that the students hold a threat from them as they have history of voilent behaviour. Around 80 students participated in this march and holded thier certain set of demands firmly like ‘The college should bear the medical charges incurred upon sooraj and also student body should be informed for the action taken against these attackers.

‘ “We are strong on our demands. We want expulsion of attackers. This is the 4th time in 6 months that the Perpetrators have given threats (this time going all the way to physically assault) and no strict action was taken earlier even upon complaint. We definitely want expulsion this time.”

The Dean invited two representatives to hold talks with the administration.

On Tuesday, Sooraj, a PhD scholar in aerospace engineering, was attacked by a group of students led by an ABVP sympathiser. Anoop, a student who witnessed the attack, said Sooraj was attacked by a gang of eight near the canteen sometime after 2 pm. “We were having lunch when they approached us and asked Sooraj whether he had attended the beef fest and eaten beef. Sooraj replied that he had. When they threatened him, he protested. Immediately, they started hitting him on the head. As I tried to stop the attackers, others who had gathered there prevented me…the leader of the gang kept on hitting Sooraj on his face,” ‘ he said.-Reported by The Indian Express.

Sooraj has many facial injuries as the ABVP sumpathiser kept hitting him on his face and also heis shifted to an eye hospital. The act was done by Manish and ABVP symphathiser and is pursuing MS Ocean engineering.

Eight students have been booked for beating up PhD scholar R Sooraj after he took part in a ‘beef fest’ in college on Sunday . The accused have been booked under IPC Sections 147 (Punishment for rioting), 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506(1) (criminal intimidation). The victim, whose right eye has been severely injured, has also been booked under IPC Section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt) and Section 341 (wrongful restraints).