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ABVP Attacks Congress Leader Anand Sharma With Sharp Weapons In JNU

By Countercurrents.org

13 February, 2016

BJP's student wing Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) attacked deputy leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Anand Sharma, in the JNU campus, when he visited the varsity along with party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Indian National Congress' twitter handle tweeted "How could the leader of Opp be attacked by a razor sharp weapon which has caused him injury?"

Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said that the attitude of the ABVP goons reflected the mindset of Prime Minister Modi's Government and the BJP, which wants to shutdown JNU.

"Today is a black day for India's democracy. Deputy leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Shri Anand Sharma and a senior Congress leader were publically attacked by government protected ABVP goons at JNU campus in Delhi. We condemn this cowardly attack in the strongest possible words," Congress leader Randeep Surjewala told media.

"They want to shut down JNU by a conspiracy hatched by the RSS. They want to take away civil rights of the students by brute force of hooligans protected by Delhi Police," he said.

Indian National Congress' twitter handle tweeted "None less than the PM when he was Gujarat CM had said JNU is collecting point for secularist & should be shut down"


Following the arrest of JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kumar, Rahul Gandhi visited the varsity's campus along with several Congress and opposition leaders. ABVP activists shouted slogans against Rahul Gandhi and he was shown flag. ABVP activists lied down on roads to block Rahul Gandhi from getting on stage. On finally reaching, Gandhi lambasts central government over JNUSU student’s arrest.

In his address to students, he launched a scathing attack on the BJP and said that most anti-national people are those suppressing the voices of students.

He also lambasted the Centre over JNUSU president arrest, saying it is terrified of people raising their voices.

He said "I was in Hyderabad a few days back and these same people or their leaders said that Rohith Vemula was an anti-national. A youngster expressed himself and the government says he is an anti-national. They do not understand that by crushing you they are making you stronger. They are terrified of weak Indian people raising their voice."

He encouraged the students by saying that there were more than billion people in the country who believe in, and stand behind them. Comparing the situation with the time when India fought the British, he said the most important thing is people’s voice. Rahul Gandhi said "I feel proud that people have the right to show me black flag in this country."

CPI (M) general secretary and CPI leader A. Raja held talks with home minister Rajnath Singh and later visited JNU and expressed solidarity with the students.

Meanwhile a video has emerged that the provocative slogans raised in the event held on February 9, in JNU were raised by activists of ABVP, student wing of ruling BJP. The hashtag #‎ABVPExposed‬ is trending on twitter



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