ABVP Holds ‘Save DU March’ Amidst Chants of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’

  • ABVP held its “Save DU March” in north campus, Delhi University on Thurday
  • Former DUSU president Satender Awana said that the march was against “anti-national” elements
  • The ABVP suspended two of its members for attacking AISA supporters on 28 February
  • It filed a complaint against individuals who harassed DU student Gurmehar Kaur

ABVP supporters gather for the “Save DU March” while raising slogans of “Vande Mataram” and “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”.

Veteran BJP leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while commenting on the Ramjas issue, said: “If someone talks of breaking the country, BJP will oppose them”.

Police personnel walk towads Arts Faculty where the march will begin. (Photo: The Quint)
Posters and banners for the march. (Photo: The Quint)

RSS’ youth wing the Akhil Bharatiya Vidya Parishad (ABVP) will hold a “Save DU March” from Arts Faculty at 12 pm on Thursday.

The motive behind the march according to their Facebook page is “to join hands against the anti-national elements that try to hinder the peaceful atmosphere of our university” and against those “who talk about breaking the integrity of the country”.

The march comes a day after the ABVP staged a protest outside the Delhi Police headquarters demanding that a chargesheet be filed in last year's sedition case against three JNU students – Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya – for raising anti-India slogans.

The ABVP also seems to be in damage control mode after it suspended two of its members for their act of “indiscipline” on Wednesday. They had allegedly attacked a group of AISA supporters outside SGTB Khalsa college on 28 February after the anti-ABVP march had ended.

They even filed a complaint at Maurice Nagar Police Station against those who harassed 20-year-old DU student Gurmehar Kaur on social media. Kaur was threatened after initiating a campaign against ABVP after its supporters objected to a seminar at Ramjas College where JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid were invited to speak.

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(With inputs from PTI and ANI)