NEW DELHI: Attacking Delhi Police over its inaction when journalists and JNU students were being thrashed in a court complex here yesterday, AAP today dubbed them "deaf and dumb", and asked why no action was taken against BJP MLA O P Sharma for his alleged involvement in the assault.
The party also questioned why the police was not checking the video in which JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on sedition charges, was talking in favour of following the Constitution.
"The Delhi Police has become deaf and dumb since yesterday. It has taken no action against BJP MLA O P Sharma who is seen assaulting JNU students and journalists and terrorising them," AAP leader Sanjay Singh said.
Yesterday, groups of lawyers had beaten up journalists and JNU students and teachers in the Patiala House court complex ahead of the hearing of sedition case registered against Kumar in connection with an event at the varsity last week to protest the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
Delhi BJP MLA OP Sharma was also seen beating up a CPI activist.
Earlier, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said the alleged negligence on the part of police is being probed and the guilty will face legal action.
Singh also noted that those who raised anti-India slogans during the event have not been arrested yet and demanded an independent probe into who those people were.
"There were anti-India slogans in JNU and those who gave those slogans have not been arrested yet. There should be an independent probe into this, on who these people were whose faces were masked and which party they belong to," he said.
The AAP leader also accused BJP and RSS of "tarnishing" the image of JNU.
"JNU has given the country several IAS and IPS officers, thinkers and academicians and the BJP and the RSS are tarnishing the image of a reputed organisation. There are many in Delhi Police who are from JNU and I urge them to stand up against the campaign to defame the varsity," he said.
Singh also lashed out at BJP for "hobnobbing" with PDP leaders who consider Afzal Guru as "martyr" and not a terrorist involved in the attack on Parliament.
"The BJP on one hand talks about nationalism, but it is hobnobbing with the PDP to form government in Jammu and Kashmir...the same PDP, which considers Afzal Guru a martyr and not a terrorist.
"This reflects the dual standards of the BJP on nationalism," he said.