From Pondicherry to Oxford, protests at all campuses against violence in JNU News – India
In India, protests took place at Pondicherry University, Bangalore University, Hyderabad University, Aligarh Muslim University, Mumbai University, Delhi University, Ambedkar University, Hindu University Chandigarh University, University of Bengaluru, Savitri Bai Phule University in Pune, TISS Mumbai, Jadavpur University, University of Presidency, Kolkata and IIT Mumbai.
Students organized peaceful marches to register their protest against violence on the JNU campus with the hashtag “SOSJNU” trend on social media.
“Today it’s them, tomorrow it can be us. Violence in any form is reprehensible. We are at the forefront of our friends at JNU,” said Raiza, a student at Pondicherry University.
Students from Oxford University, Columbia University and the University of Sussex also organized silent marches holding posters requiring student safety on campus.
In Nepal, KhJ alumni gathered at Maitighar Mandala in Kathmandu to protest against on-campus violence.
In Mumbai, the protest of the students at the India Gate that began at midnight continued with more people flocking to the iconic monument to express their solidarity with the students.
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Jitendra Awhad, Minister of Maharashtra, joined the students in the protest and sat down with them to discuss their demands.
“When people start to fear intellect, there is anarchy,” the minister told reporters as students shouted slogans condemning violence.
Students at the Indian Film and Television Institute in Pune also organized a demonstration outside the door of FTII, holding banners with messages such as – ‘FTIstands with JNU, condemns the violence of ABVP Goons’.
A day after the violence at JNU, some Panjab University students interrupted the direction of Haryana President Gian Chand Gupta. Carrying banners, students belonging to some left-wing student bodies shouted slogans against the BJP, RSS and ABVP as Haryana’s speaker was heading during a seminar.
The student protest also took place at Jadavpur University and the University of the Presidency in West Bengal.
Violence broke out at Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday night when masked men armed with sticks attacked students and teachers and damaged property on campus, leading the administration to call the police.
Many were injured and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.
The president of the jNU Student Union, Aishe Ghosh, suffered a head injury. The 34 students who were admitted to the AIIMS trauma center were discharged on Monday morning.
JNUSU and ABVP blamed each other for the violence that continued for nearly two hours.
A day after the incident, Delhi police filed a case against people not identified by riots and property damage.