ABVP attacks Delhi University students campaigning for GN Saibaba’s release

Delhi University students campaigning for the release of jailed former Delhi University professor Dr GN Saibaba were beaten up by members of the Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), student wing of Hindu militant group RSS on Thursday.

At least 30 ABVP workers surrounded and attacked the students who were campaigning for a talk that is to be held, students alleged.

The students are currently in The Hindu Rao hospital.

“The students have been badly brutalised. They’re currently stuck in Hindu Rao Hospital. There are ABVP thugs outside the Hindu Rao Hospital looking to enter and escalate violence,” tweeted journalist Shivangi.

“According to a student currently stuck inside there are atleast 40 ABVP people outside the hospital right now. They are arguing with the doctors and other staff trying to enter,” she further said.

The injured students, around 10-12 in number, were a part of Delhi University’s Bhagat Singh Chatra Ekta Manch, according to Siasat Daily. The students have been conducting a “Campaign against the injustice and for the release of GN and others” in view of GN Saibaba’s arrest under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

“We were holding a campaign to spread awareness on GN Saibaba’s unjust incarceration. Out of the blue 40-50 ABVP students attacked us with lathis (batons). Many students were injured,” Ravinder Singh, a final year law student and the incumbent president of Bhagat Singh Chatra Ekta Manch said to the newspaper.