New Delhi, 14 February 2016: ABVP has gone ahead to refute charges that its activists were the ones who shouted the pro-Pakistan slogans.
A press note shared by @ABVPVoice, the official Twitter handle of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has clarified that event and had called the video controversy as an attempt to defame the student body.
A Tweet note said: ‘To defame ABVP by forged video is a devious act on the part of the Left #fakeVideoByCommunists.”
The press note also said: “That the ABVP wants the entire nation to support unequivocally the legal action against such an odious incident perpetrated against the nation and entreats each and every citizen not to impute any political angle to it. It is tantamount to an act of treason where these subversive leftwing elements are trying to abet the wrongdoings of people hell-bent upon destroying India.”
ABVP’s General Secretary Vinay Bidre unequivocally said “That the video which is running on social media and arraigning the ABVP’s engagement in the activity is a totally false and incorrect. ABVP rejects this unfounded allegation.”
The press note also underline ABVP’s role and said that “In this regard, let it be reiterated once again that ABVP is working since 1949 for the nation and is the largest students’ organization of the country. It goes without saying that the whole nation and the society at large are aware of ABVP’s work and actions. By dint of its hard work for the student community and the nation at large, the whole Indian society has supported ABVP in its patriotic nation-building endeavor. Here let it be reminded that when in 1990’s terrorism was at its peak and separatists used to burn the national flag at Lal Chowk of Srinagar, ABVP’s thousands of activist had marched towards Lal Chowk with National Flag of India defying all odds. All of this is possible because the ABVP has the courage of its convictions, underpinned by an unflinching and robust sense of patriotism.”
But the most important aspect of this note was that the student body could take legal action against the people who are behind the circulation of the video, it said: “Thus in the wake of this incident, ABVP’s has registered its complaint to the cyber cell about the forged video and issue a warning by way of press release that if any person, political organization or anyone tries to defame ABVP by any sort of video or any communication medium, ABVP will file defamation suit against them.”