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Students of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and National Students’ Union of India clashed in Ahmedabad here on Tuesday during voicing of protest against the JNU violence. This led to 10 people getting injured.
Gujarat NSUI general secretary Nikhil Savani sustained serious head injuries and was admitted to V S General Hospital.
In a video clip telecast by some local news channels, Savani, a close associate of Congress leader Hardik Patel, was seen being beaten by some people in the presence of policemen.
#WATCH Clash between ABVP and NSUI workers in Ahmedabad, Police resorted to lathi charge to disperse the crowd. NSUI was protesting near ABVP officer over #JNUViolence when clash broke out. Around 10 people injured. (note: abusive language) #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/R7vvvYiit5
— ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2020
The incident took place during the protest organised by NSUI, the students’ wing of the Congress, outside the office of the RSS-affiliated ABVP in the city’s Paldi area.
The police later rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. Both the student bodies alleged that sticks and stones were used to attack each other. They claimed more than five members each from the two sides were injured in the clash.
“The situation has been brought under control. As of now, no FIR has been lodged,” a police official said.
“Our protest was peaceful. However, goons from the ABVP suddenly attacked us using sticks, stones and pipes. It was a pre-planned attack in the presence of police. Over five of our members, including Savani, were injured in the attack,” another NSUI general secretary Bhavik Solanki said.