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Ramjas College row: ABVP takes out 'Tiranga' march

Last Modified Monday, 27 February 2017 (17:00 IST)
New Delhi: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) backed by Delhi University Students Union today took to the streets at the North Campus area of the University by holding a 'Tiranga' march, amid ongoing row over invitation of two leaders at an event in Ramjas College. The march of the saffron affiliated student organisation comes after social media was flooded with posts by some students against ABVP. The issue blown out after a Kargil war martyr's daughter Gurmehar Kaur alleged that she has been threatened with dire consequence for posting a picture with #STUDENTS AGAINST ABVP.
 

Meanwhile, scores of students gathered at Arts faculty of in front of the Vivekananda statute raising slogans. Talking to reporters, one of the ABVP leader said that they had not indulged in any kind of vandalism as it was reported in a section of media and they were protesting against the anti-nationals. Another said that one who raises slogan against the country, won't be spared. Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala took a dig at the BJP by tweeting, "No wonder ABVP now stands for 'Aao Bhaiya Vidyarthee Peetein." Reacting to the march, former JNUSU vice-president Shehla Rashid in a tweet said, "incident is a case of one-sided violence by ABVP on DU students trying to take out a peaceful march." "Anyone against violence on campus must join tomorrow's march.
 
If ABVP can't defend the violence, let them join the march too," Ms Rashid said. Earlier this morning, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today wondered who is "polluting" the mind of young student Gurmehar Kaur, who had said her father was not killed by Pakistan, but 'war' killed him. "Who's polluting this young girl's mind? A strong Arm Force prevents a war. India never attacked anyone but a weak India was always invaded," Mr Rijiju said in a tweet. The campus turned into a battleground last week after ABVP activists had scuffles with left-affiliated over invitation to JNU leaders and Shehla Rashid to speak at a seminar in Ramjas college. (UNI)
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