A student of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has alleged that “activists from Left organisations” had thrown her belongings out of the hostel dormitory on Wednesday. She claimed that they had also left a note on her bed that said ‘Reject ABVP’.
The organisation has decided to take up the matter with the university’s vice-chancellor.
The student of JNU’s School of Languages, who did not want to be named, said when she returned to her dormitory at the Koyna Hostel at 5.30 pm Wednesday, she found all her belongings lying outside in the corridor. “They had thrown all my stuff outside and left a note on the bed saying “Reject ABVP”. I am not sure who could have done this, but since the last couple of days, I had been having intense arguments with some extreme Leftists,” she said.
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“They often ridiculed me for working with the ABVP,” she said. Though the dormitory had 25 beds, only three or four students actually stayed there.
Saurabh Sharma, JNU Students’ Union joint-secretary from ABVP, said he got a call from the student the moment she reached her dormitory Wednesday evening.
“She got scared and called me up to explain the whole incident… I strongly condemn such activities by Leftist goons,” he said.
The ABVP leader added, “Since they are losing their foothold on this campus, they and their professors are targeting ABVP activists and threatening them. I demand a fair enquiry in this matter. We will meet the V-C over this incident,” he added.