NCP student wing members smear black ink on ABVP board in Pune over JNU attack
The brutal assault on students at JNU has sparked nationwide protests with various students organisations agitating on streets, including Pune.Updated: Jan 07, 2020 17:12 IST
Members of the Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) youth wing on Tuesday defaced a board outside the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) office to protest against Sunday’s attack on students at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi.
According to NCP youth wing office-bearer, Vishal More, at least 20 NCP youth wing activists arrived at the ABVP office located in Sadashiv peth and smeared black ink on the ABVP board there. The NCP members also shouted slogans against ABVP accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-affiliated student wing of carrying out the attack on JNU students. Later, when the police arrived at the spot, NCP members dispersed.
The brutal assault on students at JNU has sparked nationwide protests with various students organisations agitating on streets, including Pune.
More alleged, “The ABVP orchestrated the attack on JNU students and we demand an inquiry into the case.”
ABVP functionary Anil Thombre said that their organisation will file a police complaint regarding the incident.
On Sunday night, masked men armed with sticks and rods ran riot on the JNU campus and attacked students and teachers leading to large-scale violence in the central university.
In Pune, students from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) plan to take out a protest march on Tuesday evening to condemn the attack.
Meanwhile , the BJP-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Tuesday staged a protest outside the Garware College vehemently condemning the "attack" on their members alleging that "left outfits" in JNU had masterminded them.
"The attack on common students and ABVP workers at JNU is a handiwork of Left outfits . They carried out extremely well coordinated attacks in a pre-planned way and later, put the blame on ABVP . We demand strict police action against them ," alleged Dayanand Shinde, ABVP Savitribai Phule Pune University president. Meanwhile, the ABVP has threatened to carry out a similar protest outside different colleges in the city against the JNU violence.