Published: 11th January 2020
Video of this JNU student confronting Delhi police is winning hearts. Here's why
Apeksha Priyadarshini is a PhD scholar in JNU and a member of Bhagat Singh Ambedkar Students' Organisation. She has been an integral part of the #FeesMustFall protests in the varsity as well
A video of a JNU student confronting the Delhi police on the night of January 6 is going viral on social media. The student Apeksha Priyadarshini, who is also a councillor in the JNUSU is heard telling a police officer that the force doesn't have the required permissions to enter the university campus.
A few nights prior to that, when masked goons attacked the students and vandalised the JNU campus, the students alleged that the police had not come to their rescue. Apeksha says, "At that time, the police could not protect the students when they were getting beaten up. Aishe (Aishe Ghosh, the JNUSU President) was brutally beaten up and injured. However, on January 6, they wanted to conduct a flag march inside the JNU campus. They did not even have permission for that."
Upon confronting the police officer, Apeksha was asked to go to the court. But daringly, she tells the police officer, "We haven't committed a mistake and we won't go to court. You are a public servant and your job is to protect us. Not to ask us to go to court." She wonders why the police wanted to conduct a flag march when it previously called the campus and its premises safe. "You did not come here when we called you. Now you don't have the required orders too to enter our campus," she is heard saying in the viral video.