New Delhi: The BJP on Monday condemned the Congress for "giving political colour" to the violence at Jamia Millia Islamia on 15 December last year, alleging that its leaders always speak against security forces and stand with those who are inimical to the country.
The saffron party's remarks came after the Congress attacked the government over the new video purportedly showing police and paramilitary personnel caning students in the university's library on 15 December evening. "Congress party continuously supporting antisocial elements and those who indulge in violence. It raises voice against the security forces and police personnel of the country," BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said at a press conference.
Talking about another video in which people were seen in the gangway with some covering their faces, while at least two of them were carrying stones, Rao asked why were students wearing masks and what were they studying with stones in their hands. "Which academic discipline requires students to wear masks and hold stones while studying?" he asked.
"The Congress party always choose to stand with those who are inimical to the country and rile up security forces," the BJP spokesperson added.
He also highlighted the Supreme Court's stand on 16 December while hearing cases pertaining to incidents of violence at Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University. The top court had said, "We will determine the student's rights but not in the atmosphere of riots. Let all the violence stop."
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Updated Date: Feb 17, 2020 14:45:15 IST