New Delhi, March 02: National Capital today witnessed a sea of students with saffron flags of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, came together against 'breaking India brigade of Communists, Jihadis and separatists who are brainwashing youth against India.
Hashtag #DUFightsAntiNationals was trending at the top on Thursday when the supporters of ABVP and patriotic youths were tweeting in support of the ABVP rally against the anti-national forces.
The ‘Save DU’ march by India's largest student organisation Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) was organised to expose the anti-national forces omnipresent in campuses and envenoming youth against India.
Nearly 10000 students participated in the protest with chants of ‘Bharat mein rehna hoga, Vande Mataram Kehna hoga’ (If you want to live in India, you will have to say Vande Mataram) and ‘Kashmir ho ya Guwahati, Apna Desh apni maati (Whether it is Kashmir or Guwahati, this is the soil of India)’ rent the air as protesters began their march.
Hounding images of killings by Left-wing extremists in Kerala and West Bengal were also put up on hoardings.
The march began from the Arts Faculty in North Campus and passed through Vishwavidyalaya Metro station, Miranda College, Sri Ram College of Commerce, Ramjas College, and Law Faculty. It will culminate at a Swami Vivekananda statue. Heavy security was deployed outside Delhi University’s North Campus before the protests began.
Twitter was abuzz with the Hashtag #dufightsantinationals #DUFightsAntiNationals and #SaveDU as continuous posts were grasping virtual space with feelings of patriotism and anger about the 'Afzal Guru fans' and 'Bharat Tere Tuesday Hoge' gangs.
ABVP had also organised a Tiranga march on Monday, to invoke nationalist sentiments on the campus.
All this comes in the backdrop of unrest in Delhi University, following disruption of an event themed "Cultures of Protest" at Ramjas College, at which JNU student Umar Khalid was supposed to be a speaker. Last week, AISA and the ABVP engaged into a scuffle over the cancellation of Khalid's talk. The ABVP also rejected allegations of molestation of girl students and instead claimed that AISA members had assaulted its female cadre.