Security measures have been stepped up in Assam in view of the 12-hour Assam bandh on Friday called by the Bajrang Dal to protest against the AIUDF's alleged links with jihadi and terror outfits in Bangladesh.
Two persons were arrested on Tuesday in the attack on the office of Vikram University Vice Chancellor Jawaharal Kaul who was also manhandled by suspected workers of VHP and Bajrang Dal protesting his appeal in connection with the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir.
Unidentified workers of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal on Monday ransacked the office of Vikram University Vice Chancellor Jawahar Lal Kaul and also misbehaved with him, after which he felt uneasy enough to be rushed to a private hospital, the police said.
Questioning the timing of a `sting` operation on the Babri Masjid demolition, the BJP on Friday alleged that it was "sponsored", accusing Congress of using "pawns" to vitiate the atmosphere before elections and asked the Election Commission to stop its publication and telecast.
A sting operation by Cobrapost has claimed that the demolition of Babri Masjid was not a spontaneous act by Kar Sevaks in frenzy but was planned well in advance with top leaders of the BJP, Shiv Sena, the larger Sangh Parivar and some Congress leaders in the know.
In what is likely to evoke sharp reactions from the BJP, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi on Friday alleged that its parent body the RSS and its affiliate organisations are spreading hatred in the country.