Modi government faces unprecedented criticism of attacks on UNJ students by masked majones News – India
As terrified KhNu students fainted under Sunday night’s “chaos,” people would take to the streets in several towns and villages across the country, condemning the assault and demanding action against the culprits.
The masked mob armed with iron bars, sticks and hammers was untangled for more than two hours at Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday night, leaving at least 34 students and professors injured.
Demands for Delhi’s police chief Amulya Patnaik to be responsible for keeping the police as “standstanders” during the attacks, and the dismissal of Vice-Chancellor Of the JUN M Jagadesh Kumar for not “protecting” the dignity of the institute became stronger.
Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Sharad Pawar, Sitaram Yechury of CPI-M, D Raja of the ICC, The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray, the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal and the K C Tyagi of JD-U were some of those who strongly condemned the attacks on UNJ students.
“Yesterday’s chilling attack on students and teachers in JNU, Delhi, is a grim reminder of the extent to which the government will stifle and subjugate every voice of dissent,” said Sonia Gandhi.
Thackeray even compared THE UNJ violence to the Mumbai 26/11 terrorist attack, and said students felt “unsafe” in the country.
Congress claimed that the gones involved in the attack belonged to the Bharatiya Janta Party and its front wing Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad. The charge was rejected by both organizations.
Video footage broadcast on television channels showed that a former JNU student and ABVP member was among the most involved in the rampage.
“The way youth is being attacked and their voices suffocate reminds us of 1933 Nazi Germany that seems to have returned under Modi and Amit Shah’s rule after 90 years,” Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala said.
For its part, the Association of Teachers of the JNU demanded the dismissal of Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar, claiming that it did not protect the students and instead damaged the main institute.
ICC Secretary-General Yechury, former president of JNUSU, said: “The vice chancellor is also complicit in this attack. You must be fired immediately.
In solidarity with the Students of the JNU, protests were held at Pondicherry University, Bangalore University, Hyderabad University, Aligarh Muslim University, Mumbai University, Delhi University, Ambedkar University, Banaras Hindu University, Chandigarh University, National Law University in Bengaluru, Savitri Bai Phule University in Pune, TISS Mumbai University, Jadavpur University,
Several Bollywood actors and filmmakers, including Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon, Anurag Kashyap and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, also expressed distress over attacks on UNJ students.
Human rights organization Amnesty International India also criticized the Delhi police for “repeatedly failing” to protect students peacefully protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Delhi police remained “vigilant of student brutality,” its Indian executive director, Avinash Kumar, said in a statement.
In a statement, Sonia Gandhi alleged that the “horrible” violence unleashed against India’s youth by the goons was with the active commitment of the ruling government Modi and demanded an independent judicial investigation into it.
“The voice of The youth and students of India is being gagged every day. The terrible and unprecedented violence unleashed on India’s young people by the morons with an active bid by the ruling government Modi is deplorable and unacceptable,” he said.
Gandhi claimed that everyday campuses and universities are raided throughout India, either by police or lumpen elements with the support of the BJP government.
Lawyers-activists Prashant Bhushan tweeted: “This is the BJP/ABVP Raj goonda unleashed at JNU with armed majones attacking students, teachers, doctors, media! All helped and beset by the @DelhiPolice.
Mahindra Group President Anand Mahindra also expressed concern about attacks on UNJ students.
“It doesn’t matter what your policy is. It doesn’t matter what your ideology is. It doesn’t matter what your faith is. If you’re an Indian, you can’t tolerate armed, lawless people. Those who invaded JNU tonight must be quickly tracked and hunted down and given no rooms,” he tweeted.