Instead of listening, Modi govt brutally beating students for protesting against RSS: Rahul Gandhi

Delhi Police on Monday faced widespread criticism over a video clip that shows the alleged assault on the students by male constables and some men who are not in uniform.

Updated: Feb 01, 2016, 18:58 PM IST

Delhi: Even as Delhi Police on Monday faced widespread criticism over a video clip that shows the alleged assault on the students by male constables and some men who are not in uniform, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said that instead of listening to students, Modi government was brutally beating them up.

"Shocking attack on students. Instead of listening to them, now the Modi government is brutally beating them up for protesting against the RSS," Rahul said.

In the short video clip, a constable is seen dragging a female protester by her hair and pushing her down. A youth is also seen being bashed.

Two journalists, who have alleged that they were beaten up and their cameras smashed while covering the protest, claimed that the police action was "unprovoked", as per PTI.

The clip has gone viral on various social media sites.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today hit out at Delhi Police alleging that it was being used as RSS and BJP's "private army" under a political dispensation that is at "war" with students across the country.

"Delhi police being used by BJP/RSS as their private army to terrorise and teach lesson to anyone opposing BJP/RSS. I strongly condemn attack on students," he tweeted.

​"FTII, Rohith case, Hyderabad University, IITs and now brutal attack on Delhi students. Modi government seems to be at war with students all across," he wrote in another tweet.

 

 

(With Agency inputs)