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2 AISA leaders claim ‘assault’ by ABVP members

Kawalpreet Kaur, a student at the law faculty and AISA’s DU president, alleged she and her friend were harassed and beaten while the ABVP insisted that their members were not at the scene of the clash.

delhi Updated: Sep 01, 2018 02:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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AISA chief Kawalpreet Kaur.(HT File Photo)

Two members of the left-leaning All India Students’ Association (AISA) have alleged they were “harassed” and “assaulted” by some members of the RSS-affliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) at Delhi University (DU) on Friday.

The ABVP denied the allegations, saying their members were not even present at the spot. Later, FIRs were registered after both sides filed complaints at the Maurice Nagar police station.

Kawalpreet Kaur, a student at the law faculty and AISA’s DU president, alleged harassment and manhandling. The ABVP members said she and her friends were “creating unnecessary chaos at the campus”.

Kaur said she went to meet a teacher at Kirori Mal College when a group of male students started “humiliating” her. “I, along with my two friends, went to Kirori Mal College in the morning when we saw our friends campaigning in the college. We joined them. Suddenly, we realised that a group of ABVP members were following us and constantly passing comments,” she said.

“They used such shameful words for me that I slapped one of them. Immediately, without losing a second, the guy slapped me so tightly that I lost my balance. Before my friends could get hold of him, he ran away towards the gate where some more ABVP members suddenly appeared and starting beating my friend Dheeraj,” Kaur said.

However, ABVP members at DU said the alleged group was not a part of their party. “The persons they have named in her complaint are not ABVP members. They are trying to falsely implicate Kirori Mal College’s ABVP president Mohit Dahiya, who was not even at the campus at that time,” said Mahamedha Nagar, ABVP member and Delhi University Students Union secretary.

First Published: Sep 01, 2018 02:33 IST