Many prominent personalities and political parties extended their support to the students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) who carried out a protest-march recently in the capital of the country demanding a complete rollback of the fee hike.
Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and the Communist Party of India too expressed their solidarity with the protesting students. However, in Mevani and CPIM reportedly shared photos of ABVP activists to spread their agenda. ABVP had shared a tweet identifying their members and had requested them to acknowledge the organisation’s role and not just use the photos of their activists for their agenda.
ABVP JNU karyakarta Shambhavi, Prakash & Sujeet were rightfully hailed by @jigneshmevani80 & @cpimspeak for taking stand in students’ favour. However, it would only be fair to student community if they acknowledged ABVP’s role & didn’t use ABVP activists’ photos for their agenda. pic.twitter.com/RJzigKasSf
— ABVP (@ABVPVoice) November 20, 2019
Taking a swipe at Mevani and CPIM, the ABVP Twitter handle claimed that the Mevani and CPIM have rightfully hailed the activists of ABVP for taking a stand in students’ favour. ABVP stated that photos of its activists, Shambhavi, Prakash and Sujeet were used by Jignesh Mevani and CPIM party to praise student’s protest against the fee hike. It also raised suspicions about the intentions of Mevani and CPIM in hailing the ABVP activists saying it would be fair if they had used the photos to acknowledge ABVP’s contribution to the student community and not for pushing their leftist agenda.
Jignesh Mevani on his Instagram profile had shared a photo from yesterday’s protests featuring an ABVP activist. Similarly, CPIM Kerala had also shared a photo of an ABVP activist Shambhavi Jha’s photo while asserting that they stand with the JNU students in their demand against the fee hike and the newly imposed restrictions.
The perpetual protest dawdlers of the Jawaharlal Nehru University had launched a protest-march on November 18 from JNU varsity premises towards the Indian parliament in opposition to JNU administration’s proposed fee hike and other proposals.
Thousands of students had hit the streets demanding a complete rollback of the fee hike amid massive police deployment. Several students faced action from the police force for breaking the law and hitting the streets despite having no permission to organise the protest march. The police had allegedly lathi-charged some students near the Safdarjung tomb square.