UP: ABVP members, Dalit students clash over JNU incident
A scuffle broke out between the members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Ambedkarwadi Chhatra Sabha when the latter objected to protest against JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Thursday.Updated: Feb 18, 2016 20:47 IST
A scuffle broke out between the members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Ambedkarwadi Chhatra Sabha when the latter objected to protest against JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Thursday.
ABVP members claimed that trouble began after the members of Ambedkarwadi Chhatra Sabha (ACS) shouted slogans in favour of Kanhaiya Kumar. However, timely intervention by the police averted a major clash.
As per reports, ABVP members organised ‘Nation First’ march at the gate of Deen Dayal Upadhyay University, Gorakhpur, as part of its nationwide protest against anti-India sloganeering on Jawaharlal Nehru University campus recently.
ABVP leader Shantanu Srivastava said that they were taking out a peaceful march when ACS members objected to our campaign. A minor scuffle broke out but the issue was settled before situation could turn ugly, he said.
He claimed that trouble began when ACS president Amar Paswan opposed the march and shouted slogans in support of Kanhaiya Kumar.
Paswan, who submitted a memorandum to the district magistrate, said: “ABVP members manhandled us when we opposed sloganeering against Kanhaiya Kumar and Rohith Vemula. They got furious when I asked them not to shout slogans against Kanhaiya Kumar until the charges were proved against him. When I asked them if they had any evidence against Kanhaiya Kumar, they started abusing me,” claimed Paswan.
First Published: Feb 18, 2016 20:47 IST