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ABVP Protests Against Afzal Guru Event at JNU, 90 Detained

Published: 12th February 2016 07:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2016 10:50 AM   |  A+A-

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Members of the ABVP shouting slogans on Rajpath against the Anti-National activities in JNU, New Delhi on Friday. Express photo by Shekhar Yadav

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Members of ABVP today took out a protest march at India Gate here against an event in support of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru at Jawaharlal Nehru University, following which 90 of them were detained.

Terming the event by a group of JNU students as an "anti- national" activity, ABVP has been demanding the expulsion of its organisers from the varsity.

Sakshi Bharwaj, a JNU student and a member of ABVP, said "I was there during the event at campus. I was even manhandled by leftist groups. This is total abuse of our Constitution and shameful for our motherland. We want their suspension and if they think we are intolerant, then yes we are."

ABVP's Delhi Secretary Saket Bahuguna said, "How can such activities be tolerated at an educational institution? Democracy does not mean we can abuse the Constitution which guarantees us democracy."

"As many as 90 protesters were detained and taken to Parliament Street police station," said DCP New Delhi Jatin Narwal. Marking the death anniversary of Guru, a group of students on Tuesday held an event on the campus and shouted slogans against government for hanging him.

Meanwhile Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, when asked on Twitter about the incident, said "my views are not different from millions of Indians. It is Shocking. Bharat ki Barbadi Chahte hai? #Shameful.(sic)"

"It is Shocking. And frightening to think that few people have so much venom against their own country, (sic)" the actor said. When asked what should be done to sanitise JNU, he wrote, "Clean up." 

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