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Violence on the UNJ campus: Top Developments News – India


NEW DELHI: Violence erupted at Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks attacked students and professors and damaged property on campus. At least 18 people, including the president of the JNU Student Union, Aishe Ghosh, were injured. Here are the latest developments:
JNUSU blames ABVP for violence
The JNU student union claimed that its president Aishe Ghosh and many other students were stone wounded by ABVP members. Ghosh has been admitted to AIIMS for treatment. JNUSU stated that “ABVP members with masks moved around campus with lathis, rods and hammers.”
Members of left-backed student costumes alleged that outsiders were allowed to enter campus and broke into shelters, including girls’ shelters.
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25 of our members were seriously injured, 11 missing: ABVP
The ABVP claimed that its members, including its unit secretary JNU, were attacked by members of the left-backed student teams and 11 of the rSS affiliate team members were missing.
About 25 students have been seriously injured in this attack and there is no information on the whereabouts of 11 students, ABVP said. According to aBVP, its JNU unit secretary and last year’s UNFpA presidential candidate, Manish Jangid, were “seriously” injured. Many students have suffered head injuries and some students are still missing.
JNU administrator filing police reports to bring convicts to book
The JNU administration on Sunday night said it is unfortunate that the violence took place on campus tonight. “The administration strongly condemns any form of on-campus violence. The JNU administration feels great pain and anguish for students who have suffered injuries in violence,” he said.
Violators of university rules who are trying to disrupt the peaceful academic atmosphere of the campus will not be saved. A police report is being filed for the culprits to book, the administration said.
Home Secretary talks to Delhi CP, MHA seeks report
The Union’s interior minister, Amit Shah, spoke with Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik about the situation at the UNJ and ordered an investigation by a senior police officer into the violence that erupted Sunday night, officials said. Shah is also believed to have ordered the police commissioner to take all possible steps to ensure peace in the UNJ.
The Ministry of Home Affairs also requested a report from the Delhi Police on the prevailing situation in the prestigious institution and the measures taken to restore peace.
DDH Ministry seeks immediate report from JNU registrar
The HRD ministry on Sunday requested an immediate report by the JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar on the situation on campus. “We have requested an immediate report from the UNJ registrar on the situation on campus. We have spoken to the vice chancellor and Delhi police officers to ensure that peace is maintained on campus,” the officials said.
Flag march held inside the JNU campus
Delhi police conducted a flag march inside the UNJ campus and said the situation is under control. Delhi police entered the JNU campus on Sunday at the request of the university administration after a clash between two groups of students, officials said.
City management called police to restore law and order on campus, they said.
Jaishankar, Sitharaman condemns JNU violence
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, both alumni of Jawaharlal Nehru University, condemned the violence to the university on Sunday night.
“You’ve seen images of what’s happening at JNU. Condemn violence unequivocally. This goes completely against the tradition and culture of the university,” Jaishankar tweeted.
“Horrible images of JNU, the place I know and remember was one for fierce debates and opinions, but never violence. I unequivocally recount today’s events. This government, regardless of what has been said in recent weeks, wants universities to be safe spaces for all students,” Sitharaman tweeted.
LG directs police to restore order on JNU campus
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urged Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to restore order to the JNU campus after violence erupted there and the LG said it has ordered police to take action against the perpetrators.
“He spoke to Hon’ble LG and urged him to direct the police to restore order. He has ensured that he is closely monitoring the situation and taking all necessary measures,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Shortly after the tweet, Baijal condened the violence and said he has directed police to take all possible steps to maintain law and order.
KhV violence “mirror of fear” that “fascists in control of our nation” have of students: Rahul
Congressional leader Rahul Gandhi expressed his shock over UNJ violence and stated that it was a “reflection of the fear” that “fascists in control of our nation” have of students.
“The brutal attack on jNU students and teachers by masked thugs, which has left many seriously injured, is shocking. The fascists who control our nation, are afraid of the voices of our brave students. Today’s violence at JNU is a reflection of that fear,” he said in a tweet.
The UNJ administrator says the situation of “law and order” on campus
Following the unprecedented violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday, the university administration said there was a “law and order situation” on campus and that police had been called in to maintain order.
According to the “urgent” message to the UNJ Community, the Secretary said that “there was a legal status on the UNJ campus. The masked evildoers armed with sticks are wandering around, damaging property and attacking people.”
Yogendra Yadav manhandled outside JNU
Swaraj Abhiyan’s boss, Yogendra Yadav, was allegedly manipulated off-campus at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Yadav said there was no one to stop “hooliganism” and was not allowed to talk to the media.
He alleged that the police personnel were standing, but was not swimming at all, saying that “if the police are afraid, they can take out their uniform.”
Yechury slams ABVP for JNU violence
CPM secretary general Sitaram Yechury blamed the ABVP for the violence that erupted in JNU and claimed that the attacks were “planned” by those in power.
“The reports coming from jNU point to collusion between the administration and aBVP goons to inflict violence on students and teachers. It is an attack planned by those in power, which fears the resistance provided by jNU to his Hindutva agenda.
“The masked attackers entered the JNU while law enforcement kept going. This video is what RSS/BJP wants to convert to India. They will not be allowed to succeed,” Yechury tweeted.

Times of India