NEW DELHI: On Thursday morning, Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) called off a discussion on CAA due to the “possibility of violence on campus."
The discussion titled "Why the North East India is protesting?” was organized by the North East Cell of SRCC.
The organizers were informed by the college principal that the event had to be cancelled under "unavoidable circumstances."
"We were told that they received information about the possibility of violence on campus if the event was to take place. We were also told that there was no balance in our panel and all our speakers had the 'same bent of mind'," the organizers said, according to reports.
There was also pressure, allegedly, from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the BJP's student wing to cancel the event.
The organizers informed that this was not a politically motivated event, but the college was of the view that the time wasn't right for such an event within the campus.
CAA aims to protect religiously persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan by giving them Indian Citizenship. The cut-off date for those to be given citizenship in India has been fixed at, on or before 31st December 2014.