Activists of various organisations representing students, youth, women, farmers and labourers took to the streets here on Wednesday to protest against the attack on noted social activist Swami Agnivesh allegedly by members of the BJP’s youth wing in Jharkhand on Tuesday.
Members owing allegiance to the Progressive Democratic Students Union (PDSU), the Progressive Youth League (PYL), the Progressive Organisation of Women (POW), the Indian Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU) and the all India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS) staged a demonstration near the RTA office on the bypass road here vehemently condemning the incident.
The demonstrators set ablaze the effigy of ‘fascist forces’ in a symbolic protest against the alleged unabated attacks on writers, social activists, and other intellectuals by fascist elements across the country.
They raised slogans against the BJP’s frontal organisation accusing it of trying to stifle the democratic voices for exposing the ‘tyranny’ of those in power at the Centre.
In a separate demonstration, the members of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) burnt the effigy of the BJP here on Wednesday afternoon denouncing the attack.
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