Published: 09th November 2021
Did ABVP really try to sabotage the left's protest to reopen Delhi University?
Students participating in the protest demanding the reopening of DU were attacked by members of the ABVP
The Students' Federation of India (SFI) on Monday alleged that students staging a sit-in at the Delhi University were attacked by members of the RSS-affiliated students' group Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). The ABVP denied their involvement in the alleged attack.
Students participating in the protest demanding the reopening of DU were attacked by members of the ABVP. Aman, the SFI unit secretary of Ramjas College and two other students were physically attacked, the SFI claimed in a statement. "It must be noted that on the one hand, the ABVP conducted a protest to reopen campuses while on the other, they are attacking students for raising the same demand. This proves that they are hoodwinking students with their token protest," the SFI said.
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However, the ABVP accused the SFI of indulging in falsehood to attract attention. "It is unfortunate that for media attention, student organisations are ranting anything. The ABVP has been leading the protest for campus reopening since the beginning and has organised simultaneous protests at 56 colleges with more than 2,000 students, it said. We also appreciate the efforts of all students raising the demand for campus reopening. Some organisations are making up stories and relying on falsehood to come into the limelight which is disgraceful. No ABVP karyakarta has been involved in any quarrel/clash whatsoever with AISA or SFI. They should file a complaint if any incident has happened at all," the ABVP said.