If you thought everyone agrees on the fact that ABVP should not have indulged in violence at Delhi University’s Ramjas college, you are completely mistaken. While the right-wing student’s group themselves claim that they were not involved in any kind of stone throwing, their supporters on social media believe they did a great job thrashing left-wing activists and ruffing up journalists. Needless to say, these supporters have little faith in India’s long tradition of non-violence. They seem to be openly supporting ABVP activists for taking law into their own hands.
First, let us share with you what exactly transpired. On February 21, a large group of ABVP students disrupted the first session of a two-day seminar at Ramjas college on Indian tribals—a subject on which Umar Khalid is writing his PhD thesis. The saffron student wing vandalised the college and locked the students and professors inside the seminar room even before Khalid could reach there. A day later, when the students from the Ramjas college and the All India Students Association (AISA) took out the protest march, the ABVP turned hooligan and clashed with their ideologically different group.
“India is a country where you can shout slogans against your own country and then you will become a Celebrity. People will invite you as Guest Speaker, support you, praise you and call you a reformer. Had it been some other country, similar people would have been either hanged, beheaded or imprisoned for the same…”
Sagar Sachdeva—the person who scripted this Facebook post—is a student from the University of Delhi and one of the many people who feels that the disruption caused by the ABVP supporters on the first session of a two-day seminar at Ramjas College on Indian tribals was justified; so was justified, their sloganeering, vandalising, and beating up people from the other faction. They’re against the intellectuals, they’re against the liberals, and they feel there’s enough freedom of expression already in place.
Here’s what they have to say:
#Ramjas proud of ABVP these pesudo intellectual communist needed this kind of dose
— CA Ashwani dagar (@dagar35) February 23, 2017
Are you proud of yourself, Mr Dagar?
These Motherfucker leftist just don’t know a simple thing: our nation is India, well-done ABVP for kicking these bunch of ass outof #Ramjas
— J.Kundan (@champ13kundan) February 23, 2017
@RakeshSinha01 Leftists/Maoists and separatists understand only the language of the ABVP. Proud of ABVP for what they did at Ramjas.
— Jaganniwas Iyer (@jaganniwas) February 23, 2017
The language smells of blood, Mr Iyer!
@Shehla_Rashid Congrts 2 ABVP
Long overdue thrashing 2these anti-nationals in Ramjas College in DU has mollified te wounds of natlist citzen
— Jay Prakash (@jayprakash4) February 23, 2017
Who’s nationalist, who’s anti-national—and what’s the parameter!
Dear Liberal Media, If what leftists did in Ramjas was a ‘Peaceful Debate’, then what ABVP guys did was ‘Satyanarayan Bhagwan ki Katha”
— Bhaiyyaji (@bhaiyyajispeaks) February 23, 2017
Well well well, what do we have here!
— Ankur Tandon (@AnkurTandon3) February 23, 2017
Thank you for enlightening us, sir!