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BJP leader Shazia Ilmi stopped at Jamia from speaking on triple talaq; protests

Last Modified Wednesday, 1 March 2017 (19:00 IST)
New Delhi: leader Shazia Ilmi, who was today not allowed to take part in a seminar at Jamia University, attacked the university Vice-Chancellor and 'those forces who were crying hoarse over the right to freedom of expression'. Ms Ilmi had been invited to speak at a seminar on triple talaq, but she alleged that she was stopped from participating on instruction of Vice Chancellor Talat Ahmad. 'Those elements who were cursing the BJP for gagging the freedom of expression, were today doing the same with me.
 

Now why anybody is not making hue and cry when I have been prohibited from taking part in the seminar,' she said, addressing reporters here. Her remarks in the midst of the Ramjas College controversy were made after the BJP’s student wing clashed with organisers of a seminar in which controversial leaders and had been invited. According to Ms Ilmi, the Vice-Chancellor was under pressure, and it was explained that her presence would vitiate the atmosphere. She wondered how could she, who herself had been a student of the Jamia university, vitiate the atmosphere of her own institution. (UNI)
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