Jalandhar: Slamming Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for intimidating Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, Aam Admi Party (AAP) Punjab spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Tuesday demanded a ban on ABVP and said that such acts have proved the fascist agenda of Modi government.
Khaira said that the recent acts of thrashing students and then threatening Gurmehar on facebook with rape threats has proved the ‘absolute majoritarian’ thought of the RSS-BJP in the country. “We demand a ban on ABVP, as it was unleashing politics of hatred. Such acts were corroborated by the RSS”, Khaira demanded.
The AAP leader also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for trying to create a divide between Hindus and rest of India. He said that the previous such incidents of ‘intolerance’ in the country involving ABVP were pre-planned chain of events. “It is not others, but ABVP which was anti-social, anti- harmony, anti- national and anti-patriotic”, he said.
“By intimidating Gurmehar (20), ABVP has insulted women in the country. Hurling abuses, threatening with rape and death has actually exposed the sick mindset of ABVP”, he said.
“AAP National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and its leadership condemn this episode. It is a complete violation of fundamental right of speech and expression”, he said.
The AAP leader also said that equally disturbing were the statements of BJP ministers holding constitutional positions, who in turn supported the hooliganism of ABVP youthat Ramjas College and then threatening Gurmehar Kaur with foul language. “Even Delhi Police remained a mute spectator in this entire incident. It was only after Gurmehar filed a complaint with Delhi Women Commission that the police swung into action”, he maintained.
Meanwhile, Khaira also cornered SAD for its apparent silence on ABVP’s intimidation to Gurmehar. He said that even Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who was championing the cause of ‘Nanhi Chaan’ should quit from Modi Government on moral grounds. “SAD should make their stand clear on this issue, as a girl from Punjab and that too the daughter of a Kargil martyr was targeted by the ABVP”, he maintained.
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