ABVP vandalises portraits of social reformers inside JNU, says students’ union

Pictures of the vandalism shared by Jawaharlal Nehru University students' union president Aishe Gosh. [Photo: Twitter/ aishe_ghosh]

New Delhi: On Monday night, the students belonging to the Hindu right-wing group Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) vandalised portraits of several great social reformers, including Babasaheb Ambedkar, Periyar, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Karl Marx, Jyotiba and Savitribai Phule among others at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

According to JNU Student Union’s (JNUSU) President Aishe Ghosh, the portraits were on the walls of the union’s office which were damaged by the ABVP, and many students were injured in the act.

She accused the ABVP of attempting to disturb the communal harmony inside the campus, adding that it would not be tolerated at any cost, adding that the union strongly condemned such acts of violence.

On Sunday evening, the Hindutva group organised a wreath-laying ceremony on the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, following which his picture was put up alongside others in the student unions’ office.

Ghosh said that a candlelight march was organised in the campus in memory of the IIT Bombay student Darshan Solanki, who was institutionally murdered by a casteist environment. The ABVP attacked the students to derail the movement against caste discrimination, added Ghosh.

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