ABVP Protests Against Tamil Nadu CM Stalin For Showing 'Insensitivity' In Lavanya Suicide Case

by PTI - Feb 15, 2022 10:07 AM +05:30 IST
ABVP Protests Against Tamil Nadu CM Stalin For Showing 'Insensitivity' In Lavanya Suicide CasePic Via Twitter

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Monday staged a protest against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin for allegedly showing 'insensitivity' in the Lavanya's suicide case. 

The RSS-affiliated ABVP burnt an effigy of Stalin and announced a huge protest outside the Tamil Nadu Bhavan on Tuesday.

The announcement by the ABVP Delhi unit came after the Tamil Nadu Police 'brutally treated' ABVP activists protesting outside the chief minister's house to get justice for Lavanya.

ABVP national general secretary Nidhi Tripathi, its national secretary Muthu Ramalingam, its southern province state secretary Sushila and other activists were arrested, they said.

'In view of this, the ABVP Delhi burnt the effigy of chief minister Stalin in DU and JNU and announced a big protest outside Tamil Nadu Bhavan in Delhi tomorrow (Tuesday),' the statement said. 

Lavanya, a Class 12 student at Sacred Hearts Higher Secondary School, was allegedly coerced to convert to Christianity, following which she consumed poison and died on January 19.

The ABVP said the 'insensitivity 'of the state government in the case is demonstrated by the fact that the government had approached the Supreme Court against the Madras High Court's order for a CBI inquiry. The Supreme Court dismissed the petition and upheld the high court's decision, ordering the case to be handed over to the central investigation agency.

The youth fighting for justice for Lavanya now have hope, the student outfit said.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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