No explanation has been given so far as to why the session was cancelled. Photograph: (Twitter)
The decision by university authorities to cancel the session is being described as unanimous
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy was expected to interact with students of Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University at the institute's Koyna Hostel today. The session on ‘Why Ram Mandir in Ayodhya?’ was slated to begin at 9.30pm on December 6 but was cancelled by university authorities in what is being described as a unanimous decision.
Talk titled ' Why Ram Mandir in Ayodhya?' to be held in JNU's Koyna Hostel has been cancelled by University authorities. Subramanian Swamy was to take part in the talk.— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2017
"The competent authority has decided that no talk will take place at Koyna Hostel, JNU ON 6/12/2017. Hence the talk entitled, "Why Ram Mandir in Ayodhya" which was going to take place in Koyna Hostel has been cancelled," read the official letter of cancellation tweeted by a user.
So much for freedom of speech and tolerance.......Talk Of Dr Subramanian @Swamy39 at JNU tonight Wed 6th Dec 2017 at 9:30 pm “Why Ram Mandir in Ayodhya ?”* has been cancelled as the organisers have been informed by JNU ! @jagdishshetty @vhsindia @NATRAJSHETTY @MaheshJoshi_MJ pic.twitter.com/4SWEEOX92P— nikunj shah 🇮🇳 (@niku1630) December 6, 2017
The letter was signed by the senior warden of Koyna Hostel. No explanation has been given so far for the cancellation.