News agency ANI quoted Swamy saying that “I support the vice chancellor in this matter because it looks like a Naxalite movement, which means they wanted to enter the vice chancellor’s office and there they would have conducted violence.”
Backing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, he said that he was doing the right thing by asking for a comprehensive report on the same.
“This looks like a contrived thing because they say there was eve teasing while we have no clear identity as to who did it and how these students came to know, and did the girl make an immediate report or not,” he added.
ABVP and NSUI stage demonstrations
The National Students Union of India (NSUI) and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged demonstrations against the baton-charge on students in Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
The RSS-affiliated ABVP condemned the police action against the students and demanded constitution of a fact- finding committee, while the Congress-backed NSUI demanded an inquiry under a sitting high court judge and resignation of the BHU vice-chancellor.
The two student organisations had separately announced their plans to stage demonstrations outside the office of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) here.
However, the NSUI claimed that it supporters were detained much ahead of the venue, while ABVP activists were allowed to reach the site.