JNU ABVP members were subjected to smear campaign after 9 February, says student

Pune: Alok Singh, head of ABVP wing in Jawaharlal Nehru University, on Monday said the student members of the organisation have been subjected to a "smear" campaign after the Afzal Guru event on 9 February where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

"Post February 9 event, ABVP members have been targeted and a smear campaign has been launched against us. Doors of our hostel rooms are painted with derogatory graffiti messages and we have been tortured for raising voice against whatever happened," Singh alleged while addressing a gathering on 'Freedom of Expression and JNU'.

The ABVP leader claimed they have "all proof to show that anti-India slogans were raised at the event and that JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, booked for sedition charges and currently on bail, led the procession on February 9".

"On the particular day, Kumar led the procession from Sabarmati Dhaba to Ganga Dhaba and the students organisations congratulated each other for carrying out the procession despite permission being rejected to hold such event by JNU administration.

"All these students unions were there, but nobody took objection and it was only ABVP who raised the voice and lodged a complaint and now we are fighting not only these students, but over 200 teachers and teachers' associations who have been trying to politicise the incident and covering up for those who are involved," Singh said.

Singh, a PhD student of Life Science at JNU, accused Kumar of adopting "double standards" over the incident whereas the latter was fined for "misbehaving" with a woman on campus.

He alleged that Kanhaiya, who delivers speech on International Women's Day, had in personal life abused a girl and misbehaved with her, when she had raised objections about him urinating in public.


Updated Date: Mar 22, 2016 08:12 AM

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