JNU row: ABVP holds counter protest

Bengaluru :Akhil Bharatiya Vidya Parishad (ABVP) today organised a “Nation First Tricolour March” here against an event in support of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and alleged anti-India sloganeering at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

Terming the the JNU event “anti-national”, they called on the people to unite and ignite the spirit of patriotism in the country.

The ABVP students formed a human chain and marched with a 200 metre-long tricolour shouting patriotic slogans near Freedom Park here.

Student leaders demanded that those who have indulged in alleged anti-national sloganeering at JNU campus should be arrested immediately and strict action should be taken against them.

They claimed that their march is for national integration. ABVP said similar protest marches had been organised in different parts of Karnataka including Putturu near Mangaluru and Davanagare.