ABVP seeks probe into ‘Naxal’ links of FTII students

Around 20 students from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Wednesday protested in front of Deccan police station,demanding probe into alleged Naxal links of the students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: August 29, 2013 3:22 am

Around 20 students from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Wednesday protested in front of Deccan police station,demanding probe into alleged Naxal links of the students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

FTII Students’ Association had on Monday held a solidarity march from their institute to Omkareshwar Chowk,protesting the murder of activist Narendra Dabholkar and the recent violent altercation between the members of ABVP and FTII students.

“We had asked for permission for a protest from FTII to Omkareshwar Chowk but were denied. Hence,we chose this place. We are not against FTII. After the cultural programme in FTII held by Kabir Kala Manch,which has alleged Naxal links,some students in FTII started saying they are Naxals. That is when the problem started,” said Anand Katikar,president of ABVP’s Pune unit.

“We are probing all links. If we find any Naxal links,we will take action,” said Manohar Joshi,Senior Police Inspector,Deccan police station.

Police Commissioner Gulabrao Pol said at a press conference on Wednesday,“We got complaints from both sides (ABVP and FTII). We are probing all allegations.”

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