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'Something Deeply Sickening': Priyanka Gandhi After Meeting Injured JNU Students At AIIMS

Priyanka Gandhi Said That Some Of The Wounded Students At The Hospital Told Her That Masked Goons Entered The University Campus And Attacked Them With Sticks, Rods And Other Weapons.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 06 Jan 2020, 07:35:09 AM
 Students told Priyanka Gandhi that many students have broken limbs and head injuries after the attack.

Students told Priyanka Gandhi that many students have broken limbs and head injuries after the attack. (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi :

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre after meeting injured students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Gandhi said something was deeply sickening about the government that ‘allows violence to be inflicted on their own children’. She even claimed that a student told her that the police kicked him on the head several times.

“There is something deeply sickening about a government that allows and encourages such violence to be inflicted on their own children,” Priyanka Gandhi tweeted.

Priyanka Gandhi said that some of the wounded students at the hospital told her that masked goons entered the university campus and attacked them with sticks, rods and other weapons. Students told Priyanka that many students have broken limbs and head injuries after the attack.

“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,” she added.

Violence broke out at JNU on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in the police which conducted a flag march.

At least 18 people, including JNU Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as chaos reigned on the campus for nearly two hours.

The Left-controlled JNU Students' Union and the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad blamed each other for the violence at JNU, as a result of which 20 injured were taken to AIIMs for treatment.

Like Priyanka, other opposition leaders have targeted the government over the JNU violence. CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury described it as "a planned attack by those in power, which is afraid of the resistance provided by JNU to its Hindutva agenda".

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First Published : 06 Jan 2020, 07:35:09 AM

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