New Delhi: Days after linking with terrorsim the Rohingya Muslims, who are facing genocide in Myanmar at the hands of Buddhist regime, the Bahrtiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday eqauted the protesting students of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) with the Naxalities.
"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," Senior BJP leader and the party MP Subramanian Swamy said while talking to media.
He also said that he supports Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and that he is doing the right thing by asking for the comprehensive report on the same.
Reacting on comments, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh said, "Now BJP leaders are saying BHU girls protest is like naxalite thing. How sick one can be ? Typical of their ideology ? Not surprised !!"
Now BJP leaders are saying BHU girls protest is like naxalite thing. How sick one can be ? Typical of their ideology ? Not surprised !!— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) September 25, 2017
Swamy's comments confirm the allegation of senior Janata Dal (U) MP Anwar Ali who after the BJP leaders and the government linked Rohingya Muslims with terrorism said for the BJP, everyone fighting for justice is a terrorist.
"Every Muslim is a terrorist and every Dalit is a Maoist and Naxal in the eyes of BJP and its leaders", Anwar Ali said.
The Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday lathi-charged the BHU students, who were protesting since three days against alleged molestation of a University girl.
It has been reported that the protesting students tried to enter the residence of the Vice Chancellor and when the deployed security forces tried to stop them, students became violent; it is then when the security forces used lathi-charged to disperse them.
The students alleged that the police thrashed them and dragged them through hair, but DM Varanasi, who was present on the spot, denied all such claims.
The ongoing protesters outside the BHU campus provoked when a first-year female student of BHU alleged that she was molested by three bike-borne men outside the campus on Thursday.
The victim has claimed that she went to the university administration for complaining about the incident but the administration in lieu of taking any action against the molesters, shamed the victim for her awkward hostel timings.
Angered over the casual attitude of the administration the students started protests outside the campus on Friday and blocked entry to the campus through the main gate.