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Violence on the JNU campus: Who said what? Indian News


Violence broke out at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday night when some masked evildoers entered the university campus and attacked both students and faculty. The president of the Student Union at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Aishe Ghosh, was also injured in violence. She said she was attacked by “goons wearing masks” and that she was brutally beaten.

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?”

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

JNU Students’ Union stated that JNU ABVP members were behind the attack on students and faculty on the jawaharlal Nehru University campus tonight

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.

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.”

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”

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.”

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar tweets condemnation against violence at UnJ, says such an act ”is completely against the tradition and culture of the university’.’

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.’

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee condemns UNJ violence.

Actress Swara Bhasker tweeted about violence and questioned the inefficiency of the Delhi police in the fight against on-campus violence.

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”.

Times of India