Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sr.#Journalist Siddharth Varadarajan held hostage inside #Allahabad University

Senior journalist Siddharth Varadarajan along with Allahabad University student union president Richa Singh was held hostage for around half an hour inside the office of Allahabad University Vice Chancellor, RL Hangloo.

News reports says Varadarajan was not allowed to address the symposium at Senate hall of the Arts campus as the AU authorities had withdrawn the permission for holding the symposium at the said venue. The permission was withdrawn following the protest by the four office bearers of AU student union who were of the opinion that Varadarajan is pro-naxal and his ideas are anti-nationalist.