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JNU: Row on two FIRs presented on the night of Mafia attack, VC appeals to students, but protests continue. Indian News


NEW DELHI: Two days later

the mafia attack on JNU
, no arrests have been made by the Delhi police, who received more flak on Tuesday from opposition parties and student groups, as it came to light that the twin finals were presented on the night of campus violence based on the ant eryors reports of vandalism from the varsity injured students president of the union president Aishe Ghosh and others.

Breaking his silence, Jawaharlal Nehru University Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar, who faces union resignation demands of left-controlled students, said the incident was unfortunate and appealed to students to leave Back in the past, but only superficially addressed accusations of delay in action by the authorities during the January 5 riot by masked attackers.

“If there is a situation of law and order, we do not rush to the police immediately. Let’s see if our security can handle it. On Sunday, when we saw the possibility of aggressive behavior among students, we reported it to the police,” he told reporters.

Protests continued against the attack at the JNU, with the student union claiming that FIRs showed that the university administration was colluded with rSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). The affiliated student groups on the left and ABVP have blamed each other for the violence.

At a meeting of alumni at the university, former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, CPM Secretary General Sitaram Yechury and activist Kavita Krishnan struck the Center for the violence, claiming that the government was trying to destroy the Constitution. In the evening, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone also visited the varsity to express her solidarity with the students, but left without addressing the meeting.

A student and professors’ march was organized at the university during which slogans were raised against the ABVP, the Vice-Chancellor and the Center.

The opposition also questioned the presentation of FIRs and hit the police, with Congress saying “40 hours since the violent attacks in JNU and the Delhi police have not arrested a single perpetrator, despite the obvious evidence.”

“Is the police so incompetent under Amit Shah? Instead, they present an FIR against a victim of the attack. Shameful (sic),” the party said on its Twitter ID.

The two EFs were registered by the Delhi Police on the night of January 5, in a few minutes, after becoming aware of complaints made by the UNI authorities appointing the holders of the student union office, including Ghosh and v JNUU President Saket Moon in connection with alleged on-site vandalism on the premises on 1 and 4 January.

By the way, this was also the moment when police had been called to restore law and order at the university and several injured students, including Ghosh, were rushed to the hospital.

The general reference of the journal in the police records showed that FIRs were registered at 8:44 pm and 8.49 pm about complaints filed by the university’s security department on January 3 and January 4 respectively. These were related to alleged incidents of vandalism on January 1 and January 4, respectively.

The name of Ghosh or any bearer of the student trade union office is not listed in the accused column of the FIR, although they were named in the complaints.

Moon alleged that the administration is selectively targeting some students and denied involvement in the server room vandalism.

Ghosh said his “fight” against the proposed fee hike in the varsity will continue even if an FIR is filed against him for every day of the protest.

“I am not afraid of the Vice Chancellor. Even if they file 70 FIRs for 70 days of protests against the rate hike, we will continue our fight,” he said.

The leader of the CPM, Sitaram Yechury, claimed that the IFs were taken as an “after-thought”.

Without naming Ghosh, AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi said it was “unfortunate” that a case had been filed against the “girl who had 18-19 stitches in her head.”

“Instead of booking an intrusion case, trying to murder all these people (who attacked the students), what we’re seeing is a complete back is happening. This is an injustice, I condone this behavior. It’s completely wrong,” he said.

Congress and the left also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “silence” about the incident.

Delhi police, meanwhile, issued a public appeal seeking images, images or any information related to Sunday’s violence on the UNJ campus that left 34 people injured even as forensic teams searched for evidence.

“A team from the Delhi Police Crime Branch is probrating the case in a scientific and professional manner and evidence is being collected,” said Anil Mittal, Delhi Police Additional PRO.

Joint Police Commissioner (Western Range) Shalini Singh, who is leading an investigative committee to investigate the incident, also visited the UNJ campus and spoke to students and teachers.

A right-wing fringe group, Hindu Raksha Dal, has allegedly taken responsibility for the attack on UNJ students in a video posted on social media.

The video, which was released on Monday and has since gone viral, shows a man identifying himself as Pinki Chaudhary saying that those who resort to “anti-national activities” will be treated in the same way as UNJ students and teachers .

Security has been strengthened on campus after violence. Police personnel in large numbers were present near several university gates to make sure no nasty incidents occurred.

The police have barricaded the gates and only visitors with valid identity documents are allowed in.

An FIR has been registered against unidentified persons in connection with the January 5 violence in which more than 30 students and teachers were injured.

Police are taking the help of video footage, as well as the facial recognition system to identify the culprits, sources said.

Police are scanning all the CCTV footage of the incident and also the video clips uploaded to social media and circulated on WhatsApp, according to police.

Demonstrations over the attack took place in various parts of the country. Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and rival National Students’ Union of India clashed in Ahmedabad during a protest organized by the congressional student wing outside the rSS-affiliated team office in the Paldi area of the city , leaving 10 people injured.

Both student bodies blamed each other for the incident. While Gujarat NSUI said its general secretary Nikhil Savani suffered serious head injuries, ABVP claimed that it was a “pre-planned” attack by nSUI, similar to that of the UNJ, and more than five members were injured.

In Mumbai, police said people protesting against JNU violence since Sunday night were evicted from Gateway of India and “relocated” in the Azad Maidan on Tuesday morning as roads were blocked and tourists and ordinary people faced problems.

In a brief statement, UNJ Vice-Chancellor Kumar said: “Our hearts turn to all injured students. The incident (violence) is unfortunate. I’d like to tell students that the JNU campus is a safe place.

“I invite all students to return to campus. Let’s leave the past behind,” he said.

After the attack there has been a demand from several wards, including students and teachers, for their resignation.

In a scathing statement, the JUN Student Union claimed that the administration has remained “completely silent” in the January 5 attack on students and teachers, “and instead has now tried to criminalize peaceful students from JNU, completely exposing the abVP-Administration’s nexus saffron.”

“Not only has the administration washed its hands of the violence committed by its henchmen, but it has tried to blame the overwhelming majority of protesting students and file another false complaint,” he said.

The student team again demanded the removal of the VC and an investigation against it. “The Delhi police and the Interior Ministry must also be held accountable,” he said.

One official said HRD officials will meet Wednesday about on-campus violence by a masked mob and other issues affecting the normal functioning of varsity.

Times of India