Three office bearers of Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) unit of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) resigned on Wednesday in solidarity with the ongoing students’ protests against Centre’s handling of the row at the university.
“We, Pradeep, Joint Secretary, ABVP JNU UNIT, Rahul Yadav, President SSS ABVP UNIT and Ankit Hans, Secretary SSS ABVP UNIT resigning from ABVP and disassociating ourselves from any further activity of ABVP as per our difference of opinion” posted former ABVP member Pradeep Narwal on social networking site Facebook.
In a joint statement, the three leaders said have decided to quit ABVP as they have serious differences over the way the NDA government was handling the issue, adding there is a difference between “interrogation and crushing ideology and branding entire Left as anti-national.”
They also expressed deep anguish over assault on mediapersons and JNU students and teachers in Patiala House court complex on Monday as well as attack on JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar in the same court complex on Wednesday, alleging that the government was “legitimising” the action of right wing fascist forces.
“We can’t be mouthpiece of such a govt. which has unleashed oppression on student community” Narwal added in the Facebook post.
The JNU students are on strike demanding Kumar’s release. He was arrested on Friday last in connection with a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy registered over holding of the event at the varsity during which anti-India slogans were alleged to have been raised.
Members of the ABVP had objected to holding of the event following which vice-chancellor had withdrawn the permission for it. However, the organisers had gone ahead with the event.
(With PTI inputs)