Modi govt beating up students for protesting against RSS: Rahul Gandhi

Hyderabad: Amid outrage over the brutal incident where the Delhi Police personnel were seen thrashing the students protesting outside the RSS office, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday lashed out Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the Centre was attacking students instead of listening to them. ‘Shocking attack on students. Instead of listening to them, now the Modi govt is brutally beating them up for protesting against the RSS!,’ Rahul Gandhi’s office tweeted.

Echoing similar sentiments, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the BJP and RSS of using the Delhi Police as their ‘private army’ to terrorise those opposing the Centre. ‘I strongly condemn attack on students, FTII, Rohith case, Hyd Univ, IITs and now brutal attack on Del students. Modi govt seems to be at war with students all across,’ Kejriwal tweeted. Earlier today, a video went viral in which Delhi Police personnel were seen beating up protesters outside the RSS office who were protesting against the suicide of Hyderabad University student Rohith Vemula. Besides the police, men in plainclothes were also seen joining the brutality by hitting and slapping the protesters. The video also shows a male policeman grabbing a girl by her hair, punching her and dragging her.