New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday targeted the Modi government over the "shocking attack" on students protesting against Hyderabad research scholar Rohith Vemula's suicide outside RSS office in Delhi.
He insisted the demonstrators were "brutally" beaten as they were "protesting against the RSS".
"Shocking attack on students. Instead of listening to them, now the Modi govt is brutally beating them up for protesting against the RSS!", the Congress leader tweeted.
Rahul's tweet came as the Delhi Police faced criticism following emergence of a video in which its personnel were seen thrashing protesters and dragging female activists by their hair outside the RSS office here during a demonstration against dalit student Vemula's suicide.
The video of Saturday's incident went viral on social media, triggering sharp reactions, with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleging the police force was being used as RSS and BJP's "private army" under a political dispensation that is at "war" with students across the country.