New Delhi: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA OP Sharma, who allegedly chased and hit a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student outside Patiala Court, Tuesday, defended himself saying, he was attacked first.
Presenting his side of the story, Sharma said, “When I was coming out of the court, I saw a person raising 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans.”
“I asked to stop him from shouting such slogans, and in between scuffle started,” he said, adding that he was then hit by that person on his head.
The BJP MLA maintained that the person hit him on his head and started running away.
While justifying the beating of the youth, Sharma said, “Natural act that takes place when someone hits you on head, happened there also.”
The BJP has backed Sharma, saying he was opposing anti-India slogans and was hit on the head first, to which he reacted.
Four journalists, including one from IANS, and some JNU students and teachers were assaulted by a section of lawyers on Monday at a city court.
The incident took place just before the president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU), Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on charges of sedition, was to be brought to the court.
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 15, 2016