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‘Outsiders’ behind stir: ABVP

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Mar 1, 2017, 5:58 am IST
Updated : Mar 1, 2017, 6:29 am IST

ABVP had earlier in the day approached police to lodge an FIR against those who have threatened Gurmehar Kaur of raping her.

Gurmehar Kaur. (Photo: File)
 Gurmehar Kaur. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing protest march of students and teachers at Arts Faculty on Tuesday against the recent violence at Ramjas College, the ABVP claimed that the outsiders provoked the violence and said that the “anti-nationals” have put the blame on them.

The RSS-backed student wing has called for a protest on March 2 against the entry of outsiders on campus and their alleged attempts to “pollute” the atmosphere.

“There is lot of hue and cry about ABVP’s involvement in the violence. We would like to put on record that the violence was provoked by outsiders and the ‘anti-nationals’ have put the blame on us,” Saket Bahuguna, ABVP’s National Media Convener said. He further added that the outsiders are not only polluting the academic atmosphere but are also provoking violence.

“We had not gone to attack anybody but only went to calm the situation that day and to ensure that there is no clash of ideologies in our classroom. This is for the first time that such widespread violence has been witnessed at DU and it is not because of ABVP. Our organisation has been part of the students union for years, why such violence took place now is because of the involvement of outsiders,” Mr. Bahuguna said.

Meanwhile, the ABVP had earlier in the day approached police to lodge an FIR against those who have threatened army martyr’s daughter Gurmehar Kaur of raping her.

Ms. Kaur, who had last week started a social media campaign “I am not afraid of ABVP” which went viral, had claimed that she had received “rape threats” allegedly from members of ABVP.

Tags: ramjas college, abvp, saket bahuguna
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