Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hit out at Delhi Police alleging that it was being used as RSS and BJP’s “private army” under a political dispensation that is at “war” with students across the country.
He condemned police’s purported assault on protesters, including women, demonstrating over the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula near the RSS head office on January 30.
“Delhi Police being used by BJP/RSS as their private army to terrorize and teach lesson to anyone opposing BJP/RSS. I strongly condemn attack on students.
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“FTII, Rohith case, Hyderabad University, IITs and now brutal attack on Delhi students. Modi govt seems to be at war with students all across,” Kejriwal, who is undergoing naturopathy treatment at Bengaluru, tweeted.
Del pol being used by BJP/RSS as their pvt army to terrorize n teach lesson to anyone opposing BJP/RSS. I strongly condemn attck on students
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 1, 2016
Police today faced widespread criticism over a video clip that shows the alleged assault on the students by male police constables and some men who are not in uniform. The clip has gone viral on various social media sites.
In the short video clip, a constable is seen dragging a female protester by her hair and pushing her down. A youth is also seen being bashed.
Two journalists, who have alleged that they were beaten up and their cameras smashed while covering the protest, claimed that the police action was “unprovoked”.