Arrest ABVP ‘goondas’, AAP tells police
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The AAP on Tuesday urged the police to arrest “ABVP goondas” who attacked and made rape threats to women students at the Delhi University.
“We urge you to take cognizance in this utterly despicable (conduct) and arrest these ABVP goondas who perpetrated violence on women in the garb of nationalism,” the AAP told Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik.
In a letter submitted to Patnaik, Aam Aadmi Party leaders Atishi Marlena and legislators Alka Lamba and Sarita Singh sought action against the Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for the February 22 violence in the campus.
The AAP leaders, while pointing out the rape threats given to Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, who criticized the ABVP on social media, accused the police of failing to protect women’s rights.
“The ABVP created a ruckus and disrupted a literary event that was to take place at the Ramjas College on February 21,” their letter said.
They then accused the ABVP of attacking female protesters “with invective and threats of sexual harassment and rape” during a protest march the next day in the campus, the AAP said.
“Amulyaji, we are sure you will appreciate the fact that gender equality and gender rights are non-compromisable.”