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Ramjas Row: ABVP Suspends Two Students Arrested For Beating DU Student After Protest March

 2017-03-01 12:07:27.0

Ramjas Row: ABVP Suspends Two Students Arrested For Beating DU Student After Protest March

New Delhi: Two students of the BJP-linked studient organization ABVP, who were arrested hours after the protest by the Delhi police

The Delhi police arrested two members of the BJP-led student organization ABVP , hours after the protest by the Delhi University students on Tuesday against campus violence, were suspended today for the act of "indiscipline".The two members of ABVP Prashant Mishra and Vinayak Sharma - were arrested by ABVP supporters on their way back, police said.

Two Students of AISA (All India Students' Association) - Utkarsh Bharadwaj and Raj Singh in their police complaint have said they were beaten by the two accused and attempts were made to strangle them as they were returning from he protests.

"We condemn this act by the two students and advocate a violence-free atmosphere on campus. On basis of preliminary information, the two members have been suspended from the party for their act of indiscipline. An interim inquiry has been ordered to take further action action," ABVP spokesperson Saket Bahuhuna said.

Over 2,000 students, teachers and non-teaching staff from various universities including JNU, Jamia and Ambedkar University had gathered at the North campus on Tuesday for the "DU Against Goondagardi (hooliganism)" protest. Besides leaders of the Left Sitaram Yechury and D Raja, Swaraj Abhijayan's Yogendra Yadav, AAP's Pankaj Pushkar, and JNU's Kanhaiya Kuma also took part in the march.

The support also poured in for Gurmehar Kaur, the 20 year-old daughter of a soldier, who alleged rape threats over social media campaign against the student group ABVP. She pulled out a protest march yesterday saying, "this is all my 20 year self could take."

The ABVP, said it was against the trolling that was being directed at Gurmehar Kaur. "We have written a letter of complaint to the police, and we urge strict and swift action against those who issued the threat," said the ABVP spokesperson.

While, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, who criticized Ms Kaur's posts and said that "ant-national" acts be condemned in the name of freedom of expression, today said the girl was being used as 'pawn'.

"Gurmehar is young, she hasn't seen the world yet. She has the right to frame her openions. But people are using her as a pawn.Leftists are using her points," he said.


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