ABVP activists disrupt Prashant Bhushan's programme

Aligarh (UP), Mar 26: Lawyer Prashant Bhushan had to be escorted out of a college auditorium here by police during a seminar after ABVP activists allegedly barged into the premises and disrupted the programme. 

The incident took place yesterday when Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists protested against Bhushan at the Dharam Samaj Degree College for allegedly trying to level false corruption charges against the Modi government, according to the organisers.

ABVP is the student wing of the BJP.

The activists also objected to the presence of the AMU students union president Faizul Hasan at the seminar. Sensing that the situation could go out of control, Hasan decided to leave the auditorium. 

Both the organisers and the ABVP have filed a complaint at the Gandhi Park Police Station. SP (city) Atul Srivastava told PTI that a case would be registered after due investigation.

The seminar was organised by the Uttar Pradesh Swaraj Abhiyan on "Peace and corruption free India". 

ABVP leader Amit Goswami told media persons that they had opposed the presence of Hasan at the college because he had supported the "anti-national stand of JNU student leader Kanhiya Kumar".