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'Masked' People Entered JNU, Threw Stones, Damaged Property, Attacked Students: HRD Ministry

This Is Very Unfortunate And Highly Condemnable, Such Acts Of Violence And Anarchy Will Not Be Tolerated,' The Ministry Said In A Statement On Twitter.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 05 Jan 2020, 11:13:01 PM
Students protest outside Delhi Police headquarters against attack on students at  Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Students protest outside Delhi Police headquarters against attack on students at Jawaharlal Nehru University. (Photo Credit: ANI/ Twitter )

New Delhi:

The HRD Ministry on Sunday night issued a statement on the JNU violence and said a group of “masked” people entered the university campus, threw stones, damaged property and attacked students. “It has come to Ministry's notice that a group of masked people entered the JNU campus today, threw stones, damaged property and attacked students. This is very unfortunate and highly condemnable, such acts of violence and anarchy will not be tolerated,” the ministry said in a statement on Twitter.

The HRD Ministry also sought an immediate report from JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar about the situation on the campus. “We have sought an immediate report from the JNU registrar about the situation on the campus. We have spoken to the vice chancellor and Delhi police officials to ensure that peace is maintained on the campus,” officials told PTI.

Violence broke out at Jawaharlal Nehru University (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 police. At least 18 people were injured and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh suffered a head injury. The Left-controlled JNUSU and the ABVP blamed each other for the violence that continued for nearly two hours.

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First Published : 05 Jan 2020, 10:33:48 PM

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