The ABVP’s Delhi State Joint Secretary Anima Sonkar said that the figures videotaped and photographed in Jawaharlal Nehru University were indeed the party’s “activists”.

“In all the WhatsApp groups, so much panic was spread...whenever you are stepping out, go in groups, step out with rods...whatever you get handy, pepper spray, acid...,” Sonkar said during the debate on the violence unleashed by a masked mob in the university on Sunday, January 5.

She stated that they were armed in self-defence.

Here is the full debate.