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JNUSU, ABVP in blame game over JNU violence

January 05, 2020 21:43 IST
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The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad on Sunday resorted to blame game after masked miscreants entered the university campus and attacked students.

IMAGE: A view of vandalized JNU campus New Delhi. Photograph: PTI Photo

Calling it an "emergency situation", the JNUSU alleged that the ABVP members, with their faces masked, were moving in the campus with lathis, rods and hammers and beating up students.

According to the sources, the clash took place during a public meeting organised by the JNU Teachers' Association.

"Several teachers and students have been beaten up. JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh has been brutally attacked," JNUSU said.

Members of the Left-backed student outfits alleged that outsiders were allowed to enter the campus and they barged into hostels, including girls' hostels.


"Students are trying to save themselves while being chased by ABVP goons while the police is complicit in the crimes, forcing students to chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' slogans," the JNUSU said on Twitter.

Countering the allegations, the ABVP claimed that Left activists were behind the violence in JNU.

It said that ABVP members were attacked by students affiliated to Leftist student organisations SFI, AISA and DSF.

The ABVP claimed that 25 students were injured in the attack.

Meanwhile, the JNU administration said it has called police to maintain law and order in the campus.

A statement from the registrar's office said that efforts are being made to tackle the miscreants.

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