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National News : 28 including some students from Assam injured in JNU violence

National News : 28 including some students from Assam injured in JNU violence

At least 28 students were injured at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi, including a few students from Assam.

Masked miscreants assaulted university students and teachers and damaged property on campus, according to media reports.

The JNU Students ' Union (JNUSU) chief, Aishe Ghosh, was also injured in the attack.

According to Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), their activists do not engage in JNU violence and are blaming left groups.

Then the question arises as to why the left should target its own student union activists.

Students and teachers were assaulted by the' masked men' with rods and sticks.

Eyewitnesses said about 6.30pm the 50-odd goons stormed the campus.

The students’ union tweeted that the attackers were ‘unknown ABVP goons’ and were even beating up professors trying to protect students.

JNUSU vice-president Saket Moon said: “The police have been in the campus since afternoon, but they have done nothing”.

Some pointed to the delay in calling police and not making any arrests.

On Sunday night, the JNU said students opposing the process of semester registration' moved violently' in a bid to stop those supporting the procedure, triggering a confrontation, while' masked miscreants ' carrying sticks and rods went on a rampage in hostel rooms.

A JNU student, Khushbu Sharma, tweeted: “I am a JNU student. What I witnessed today was extremely horrific. The goons in front us beat our professors and chased us.”

She added, “We were fortunate to get into hostel. Many teachers and students are seriously injured.  Delhi, please stand with us!”

Rahul Mehra, standing counsel of Delhi Police, tweeted: “I, as Standing Counsel @DelhiPolice, hang my head in shame after witnessing video clips of goons merrily entering JNU campus, creating mayhem &grievously injuring innocent students, damaging public property and then exiting the campus in capital city. Where is our force @CPDelhi.”

While condemning the incident, NCP leader Sharad Pawar said: “JNU students and professors were subjected to a cowardly but planned attack. I strongly condemn this undemocratic act of vandalism and violence. Use of violent means to suppress democratic values and thought will never succeed.”

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said: “Wounded students at AIIMS trauma centre told me that goons entered the campus and attacked them with sticks and other weapons. Many had broken limbs and injuries on their heads. One student said the police kicked him several times on his head.”

The BJP has also strongly condemned the incident.

The BJP stated: “We strongly condemn the violence on JNU campus. This is a desperate attempt by forces of anarchy, who are determined to use students as cannon fodder, create unrest to shore up their shrinking political footprint. Universities should remain places of learning and education.”

Meanwhile, Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has appealed to the students to maintain peace in the campus.

“I appeal to all students to maintain dignity of university and peace on campus,” said Nishank.


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