Students staged protests in solidarity with JNU students. (Photo Credit: ANI)
New Delhi :
Students of Delhi University on Monday staged a protest to condemn the violence at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi. The students shouted slogans condemning the violence. Earlier, hundreds of students from various colleges in Mumbai joined the protest at the Gateway of India. Students of different colleges and universities are protesting against the attack by masked men. They are staging protests in solidarity with JNU students and condemned the violence that took place in the varsity.
Protests took place at Pondicherry University, Bengaluru University, University of Hyderabad and Aligarh Muslim University. Students staged peaceful marches to register their protest against the violence on the JNU campus.
“Today it is them, tomorrow it can be us. Violence in any form is condemnable. We stand by our friends in JNU,” Raiza, a Pondicherry University student said.
Protests were also seen at Oxford and Columbia University where students expressed solidarity and took out marches holding posters demanding safety of students on campus.
Violence broke out at Jawaharlal Nehru University 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.
Many were injured and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.
JNU Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh suffered a head injury. All 34 students who were admitted to the AIIMS trauma centre were discharged on Monday morning.
The Left-controlled JNUSU and the ABVP blamed each other for the violence that continued for nearly two hours.
With PTI Inputs