nti-India slogans and 'Afzal Guru amar rahe' slogans were raised at Press Club of India (PCI) on Wednesday. The incident happened yesterday at a hall in the PCI, which was booked by Delhi University professor Ali Zafar for a discussion on the Kashmir issue. Even posters hailing Afzal Guru were put up around the discussion hall.
However, when the discussion was initiated, several people present there raised the issue of Afzal Guru and shouted slogans like, 'Kashmir lekar rahenege' and hailed the Parliament attack convict, who was hanged on February 09, 2013. Notably, the PCI administration was left unaware even though the anti-India sentiments roared for three hours.
Speaking to Reporters, Zafar said, he was asked by one of his friend to book the hall to have discussion on Kashmir. However, when the debate was proceeding some elements over there started raising such issues, he addued. “I consider my fault and I tried to stop them making such statements, but they didn't relent," Zafar said.
The DU professor said he was embarrassed with the incident and demanded action against such people in accordance with the law. Meanwhile, PCI president Rahul Jalali said a show cause notice has been sent to Ali Zafar and an explanation has been demanded over the matter. Notably, the PCI authorities are yet to inform the police. Jalali said they are waiting for the professor's response, following which they will decide on future course of action.