Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student of wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), will hold a nationwide campaign between March 26 and April 10 to explain the “real facts” behind the JNU controversy.
ABVP workers will also aware students about the row in Hyderabad Central University (HCU) and its PhD scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide.
According to ABVP, it will hold meetings and interact with students in universities and colleges across the country to counter allegations that students from the right-wing group are responsible for these incidents.
He said copies of Vemula’s suicide note will also be distributed to make it clear that he had not held either the ABVP or any government agency responsible for his death.
Vemula, who came from a Dalit family, committed suicide on January 17, months after he was suspended from the HCU and expelled from the campus after allegedly getting into a scrap with ABVP leaders.
Without naming Kanhaiya Kumar, Dharampal also said the ABVP will tell students that action was taken by the government against certain persons because of their alleged anti-national acts, not because of any pressure from the ABVP.
Recently, JNU Students Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar alleged the government flared up the issue of JNU to divert people’s attention from Rohit Vemula’s suicide issue and subsequent developments.
Allahabad University Student Union (AUSU) vice-president Vikrant Singh said, “We will tell students that the Vemula case was given a ‘caste’ colour and facts of the incident were presented in public in manipulated form to make that incident an issue against the Centre.”
“We will also assure students that the ABVP does not interfere in administrative affairs of institutions,” he added.