ABVP Demands Action Against Amnesty Intl, Hands Over Memorandum to Governor
Mangaluru: The Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged a protest against the anti-India slogans in Bengaluru in front of the DC’s office here on August 17.
Prior to the protest, a rally was flagged off from Jyothi circle which culminated in front of the DC’s office. Students shouted slogans against the Amnesty International NGO for shouting anti-India slogans in Bengaluru.
Addressing the protesters ABVP leader Kirthan said that the ABVP activists organised a rally in Bengaluru demanding action against those who shouted anti-India slogans, but the state government instead of listening to our demands, used police force and lathi charged the students. Here in Mangaluru we are not protesting against the police, but against the state government for not taking action against those anti-nationals who had shouted anti-India slogans. If the government will not take action against the Amnesty International NGO and ban them, we will intensify our protest in the coming days, he warned.
ABVP leader Naveen speaking to the protestors said that, in Mangaluru, students have gathered in large numbers to show our strength that we love our country. In Bengaluru, ABVP activists had gathered to protest against anti-national elements who had shouted anti-India slogans and pressurise the government to take action against them. Instead of taking action against them, the state minister ordered the police to use lathies on the protesting students. Today we are not protesting against the police officers nor are we against the government. We demand that the government take action against those who had shouted anti-India slogans.
Students demanded the Deputy commissioner come and receive the memorandum from them. Later DC Dr Jagadeesha met the protesting students and received the memorandum from them.
After receiving the memorandum, DC Dr Jagadeesha said, “This is a state matter. You have given me the memorandum to send it to the Governor. I will surely send the memorandum to the governor and see that action will be taken against those who shouted anti-India slogans”.
Later the students dispersed from the DC office.