NEW DELHI: Slamming JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar for his remarks that 1984 anti-Sikh riot was a mob led massacre while Gujarat riots in 2002 were a state sponsored violence, members of ABVP today staged a protest demanding an apology from him.
"By calling 1984 riots a mob led massacre, Kanhaiya has given a clean chit to Congress which very much used state machinery for that violence in which thousands were killed.
"His remarks are only reflective of the growing proximity between Congress and left parties," ABVP's National Media Coordinator Saket Bahuguna said.
The protest was held at Delhi University's arts faculty during which officer bearers of DU students union were also present.
Kanhaiya attracted criticism over his remarks earlier this week that 1984 anti-Sikh riot was a "mob-led massacre" while 2002 Gujarat riots were a "state sponsored violence."
His comments did not go down well even with those who have been his zealous supporters ever since he was arrested in a sedition case over an event against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.
While he was under attack for giving a "clean chit" to Congress for the 1984 pogrom, Kanhaiya maintained that he was being "misinterpreted".