DU statue row: Uddhav Thackeray bats for ‘public beating’ of those who disrespect Veer Savarkar

Days, after the controversy broke out following the installation of a bust of VD Savarkar along with Bhagat Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, has said that those who dont believe in Veer Savarkar must be beaten in public.People who don Even Rahul Gandhi has insulted Veer Savarkar in the past, he was quoted as saying by ANI. His statement comes days after Akhil Bharatiya Vidhya Parishad (ABVP), a student wing of the RSS, installed the statue of the three in Delhi Universitys north campus, drawing criticism from several quarters. On Thursday, NSUI said it blackened the bust of Veer Savarkar, while garlanding statues of Bhagat Singh and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose installed alongside it. Reacting to the incident, ABVP termed it as a Apart from the NSUI, the Left-backed All India Students The NSUI in a press conference earlier said that a Also read: Savarkar opposed the quit India movement and hence was always working for his British masters, At least 20 NSUI activists, around midnight, blackened the bust of Savarkar and offered a shoe chain to it, the student wing of the Congress said. Slogans like Bhagat Singh and Bose amar rahe (long live) were also raised. How could they have put the bust of Savarkar alongside Bose and Bhagat Singh, that too overnight. We had to take the matter in our hands. The university administration has been silent about the issue. The varsity is working at the behest of ABVP, the child unit of RSS,