Violence on the JNU campus: Who said what? Indian News
The JNU administration has called the police to maintain order. In a statement from the registrar, he said, “efforts are already being made to deal with wrongdoers.”
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted about UNSC violence and said, “How will the country progress if our students will not be safe within the univ campus?”
I’m so surprised to learn about the violence in JNU. The students attacked brutally. Police chill immediately stop violence… https://t.co/1uYRhRq6J7
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) 1578236063000
Anil Baijal, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, condened the attack on students and teachers on the JNU campus and said he had ordered the Delhi police to coordinate with the JNU Administration and maintain law and order
Violence in the JNU against students and teachers is highly reprehensible. Directed @DelhiPolice to take as much as possible… https://t.co/Gs6J51KeaI
— LG Delhi (@LtGovDelhi) 1578238836000
JNU Students’ Union stated that JNU ABVP members were behind the attack on students and faculty on the jawaharlal Nehru University campus tonight
ABVPJNU, you have attacked your own university, your teachers and your classmates. By encouraging ABVP terrorists… https://t.co/L2L3GbH5ZQ
— Unjout (@JNUSUofficial) 1578236459000
Meanwhile, ABVP Delhi directly blamed students affiliated with left-wing student organizations SFI, AISA and DSF and claimed that its members had been brutally attacked on the UnJ campus.
:@ABVPVoice members have been brutally attacked by students affiliated with left-wing student organizations SFI, AISA to… https://t.co/fvw7Mfvl4x
— ABVP Delhi (@ABVPDelhi) 1578235880000
Rahul Gandhi criticized the violence unleashed against students and teachers at jNU, saying that ”The fascists in the control of our nation, are afraid of the voices of our brave students. Today’s violence at JNU is a reflection of that fear.”
The brutal attack on JNU students and teachers by masked thugs, which has left many seriously injured, is shocking… https://t.co/9gzUAVyM8P
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1578239465000
BJP spokesman Nalin Kohli said violence in any form should be condemned, but added that it is equally important to note that a certain group of people at jNU subscribe to a “mentality that requires dismemberment from India and considers the death sentence of a terrorist known to the Supreme Court to be an act of murder.”
“These people are often called “tukde stukde band,” he said, adding, “obviously their ideology cannot be one of peace. We need to determine what its specific role is in this culture of violence, especially in this specific incident today.”
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman condemns UNJ violence, says: ”This government, regardless of what has been said in recent weeks, wants universities to be safe spaces for all students”
Spooky images of JNU — the place I know and remember was one for fierce debates and opinions, but never violence…. https://t.co/YItijgf1cr
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) 1578241985000
Congressleader P Chidambaram tweeted: “If it’s happening on live television, it’s an act of impunity and it can only happen with the support of the government.”
What we’re watching on live TV is shocking and horrible. Masked men enter JNU shelters and attack students. What… https://t.co/0GydRwOVz0
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) 1578236425000
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar tweets condemnation against violence at UnJ, says such an act ”is completely against the tradition and culture of the university’.’
You’ve seen images of what’s happening in #JNU. Condemn violence unequivocally. This is completely against the… https://t.co/Rf1fUjpfKs
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) 1578241216000
Sitaram Yechury of CPM claimed that there was collusion between the administration and ABVP behind the attack on students and teachers. ”It’s an attack planned by those in power, which fears the resistance provided by JNU to its Hindutva agenda.’
Reports coming from jNU point to collusion between the administration and ABVP’s goons to inflict violence on st… https://t.co/VMt8gbdDcH
— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) 1578236031000
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee condemns UNJ violence.
We strongly condemn the brutality unleashed on students/teachers at JNU. There are not enough words to describe such an atrocious act… https://t.co/CwZnU7TQRc
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) 1578240518000
Actress Swara Bhasker tweeted about violence and questioned the inefficiency of the Delhi police in the fight against on-campus violence.
JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh attacked by alleged ABVP Goons. This attack is ONGOING @DelhiPolice Vasant Kunj thana… https://t.co/7rTejSpxRt
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) 1578236324000
Congressman Shashi Tharoor expressed surprise that ‘neither the prime minister nor the HM has condemned the violence that is on guard” and that he had asked a delegation from the Congress of All Professionals of India Delhi to rush to the UNJ immediately with a lawyer and attempt to intervene with the authorities.
Party leader Samajwadi Akhilesh Yadav condemns violence in JNU, says BJP is using ”violence and hatred to polarize society and stifling dissent”.
Masked men attacking teachers and students at JNU show the low the government will duck to rule… https://t.co/DzRKUdr06Z
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) 1578241385000