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JNU violence: 'A shame on our democracy'

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January 06, 2020 01:19 IST
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Union ministers and opposition parties' leaders have condemned the assault on students and teachers of Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Here are some the reactions.

IMAGE: A view of vandalised JNU campus in New Delhi. Photograph: @JNUSUofficial/Twitter

The violence on JNU campus is worrisome and unfortunate. I condemn it. I appeal students to maintain the dignity of university and peace on campus

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union human resource development minister

 

Horrifying images from JNU — the place I know & remember was one for fierce debates & opinions but never violence. I unequivocally condemn the events of today. This govt, regardless of what has been said the past few weeks, wants universities to be safe spaces for all students.

Nirmala Sitharaman, finance minister

Have seen pictures of what is happening in #JNU. Condemn the violence unequivocally. This is completely against the tradition and culture of the university.

S Jaishankar, external affairs minister

The brutal attack on JNU students and teachers by masked thugs, that has left many seriously injured, is shocking. The fascists in control of our nation, are afraid of the voices of our brave students. Today's violence in JNU is a reflection of that fear

Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader

Shocked to see visuals of masked miscreants attacking JNU students inside the campus. DMK condemns rising incidents of violence against students within universities in the aftermath of #CAA2019. All those who are responsible for these incidents must brought to book immediately

M K Stalin, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president

We strongly condemn brutality unleashed agst students/teachers in JNU. No words enough to describe such heinous acts. A shame on our democracy. Trinamool delegation led by Dinesh Trivedi (SajdaAhmed, ManasBhunia, VivekGupta) headed to DEL to show solidarity with #ShaheenBagh #JNU

Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief

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.

Sharad Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party president

The violence and brutality faced by students, while protesting, is worrisome. Be it Jamia, be it JNU. Students mustn’t face brutal force! Let them be! These goons must face action. They must be brought to time bound and swift justice.

Aaditya Thackeray, Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra cabinet minister

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