The members of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Delhi University Students Union( DUSU) have strongly protested against the reinstatement of GN Saibaba of Ram Lal Anand College. Saibaba, an English teacher who suffers from 90 percent disability, was arrested by the Maharashtra Police in 2014 for having alleged links with Maoists. Saibaba was recently granted bail on health grounds by the Supreme Court and he frequently started visiting his college which caused fury and anger among the students of the college. Saibaba visited his college on Friday for the Annual Day celebration where there were multiple attempts to attack him.
On Thursday, RLA College’s governing body constituted a one-member committee to consider revoking his suspension and reinstate him. His reinstatement proposal to the college has caused massive uproar among student political groups in the University. Chhatrapal Yadav, Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) joint secretary, who was leading the protest, said Saibaba shouldn’t visit the college as he hasn’t got a clean chit.
“We have told him not to come to college repeatedly, but he doesn’t listen. There are serious allegations against him . He comes to the college to turn students into maoists” said Yadav.
Quoting ABVP’s Delhi State Secretary, Bharat Khatana, “Saibaba has been suspended by DU and despite that he is coming to the college and addressing students. We believe that unless he gets a clean chit from the court and the Governing Body (GB) of the college, he must not be allowed to enter the college premises.”
Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA ) has strongly condemned the attack on Dr. Saibaba and has appealed to the VC to intervene and take control of the situation before it goes out of hand.
Students from all streams and backgrounds participated in the protest against the professors reinstatement which continued for more than 2 hours at the main gate of Ram Lal Anand College.