ABVP members detained for protesting over JNU incident

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New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Over 200 members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) were detained here on Friday for protesting against the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University who raised anti-India slogans, police said.

“We have detained members of ABVP who were protesting at the India Gate over the recent JNU controversy. They have been detained under the violation of Section 144,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Jatin Narwal told IANS.

The controversy broke out when on Tuesday night, some students organised a meet to mourn the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) co-founder Maqbool Bhat, where anti-India slogans were raised.

Another commemorative meeting was held at the Press Club of India in Delhi on Wednesday where anti-India slogans and placards were raised.

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ABVP is the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

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