JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh. (Photo Credit: Twitter /ANI)
New Delhi :
JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, who was injured in violence on the campus, on Monday alleged it was an organised attack. "It was an organised attack. They were singling out people and attacking. There is a clear nexus of JNU security and vandals. They did not intervene to stop violence," Ghosh told reporters.
"For the last 4-5 days, some RSS-affiliated professors were promoting violence to break our movement. Are we wrong to ask for safety from the JNU and Delhi Police," she added.
"Every iron rod used against the students will be given back by debate and discussion. JNU's culture will not be eroded anytime soon. JNU will uphold its democratic culture," Ghosh.
JNUSU vice president Saket Moon said they all called the police for two hours but did not get any help.
Eyewitnesses alleged that the attackers entered the premises when a meeting was being held by the JNUTA on the issue of violence on campus and assaulted students and professors.
They also barged into three hostels. Video footage aired by some TV channels showed a group of men, who were brandishing hockey sticks and rods, moving around a building. The Left-controlled JNUSU and the RSS-backed ABVP blamed each other for the incident.
"Where was our supreme authority, the VC when this attack was happening? Where was he? Why no action was taken?," asked former JNUTA president Sonajharia Minz. Vikramaditya Chaudhary, the former JNUTA secretary, alleged that "we tried to call the administration officials but no one responded".
"My wife was chased by a mob. She ran for her life while she was abused and chased. She came inside and locked the room of the house. They banged practically every door in the housing complex," he said.
A faculty from a foreign country opened the door thinking these were some students. And then the mob entered her house, and searched everywhere, he claimed.
"We are being scared by the government and the JNU administration. I am shameful to be part of the institution whose VC is like this," Chaudhary rued.
(With PTI inputs)