"We encounter hundreds of Saibaba every day in JNU," said Janhavi Ojha, an ABVP leader. G N Saibaba, a Delhi University professor, was given life term by a court in Maharashtra earlier in March for his links with Naxals.
Ojha was speaking on `Girl Uninterrupted: Left, Right, or My Right' at India Today Conclave at Mumbai. Other participants were activists Sabika Abbas Naqvi and All India Students Association leader Shehla Rashid.
"Campus elections have been empowering for me and I realised it after taking a stand....I don't see any difference between the Naxals in rural areas and the urban ones. We encounter hundreds of Saibaba every day in JNU," Ojha said.
Rashid said that women who take a stand get abused irrespective of their ideology. "We must admit that we are a patriarchal, casteist and unequal society. There are issues of women that are above any ideology," she said.
Sabika said that India has a "culture of masculine society". "We have to de-construct the binary of left or rights issues when it comes to women's rights," she said.