BJYM, Dalit activists clash during JNU professor's lecture in Gwalior

Gwalior: Members of BJP's youth wing on Sunday clashed with activists of Ambedkar Vichar Manch (AVM) in Gwalior during a lecture by JNU professor Vivek Kumar at a function organised by AVM.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The incident took place at at around 4 pm at Municipal Corporation's Bal Bhawan auditorium, sources said.

"BJYM members stormed Bal Bhawan, chanted slogans and tried to disrupt the function alleging that it threatened peace," they said.

A heated exchange took place among the members of both the groups and a clash ensued. However, there were no reports of anybody getting hurt in the incident.

Based on a complaint filed by AVM leader Dinesh Maurya, BJYM district president Vivek Sharma and several others have been booked under Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, police said.

SP H C Mishra said a probe is on in the incident.


Updated Date: Feb 22, 2016 08:33 AM

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