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JNU Violence: Warden Of Sabarmati Hostel Resigns, Says Failed To Provide Security

Violence Broke Out At JNU On Sunday Night As Masked Men Armed With Sticks And Rods Attacked Students And Teachers And Damaged Properties On The Campus, Prompting The Administration To Call In The Police.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 06 Jan 2020, 11:42:07 AM
Senior warden of varsity’s Sabarmati Hostel announced his resignation on Tuesday.

Senior warden of varsity’s Sabarmati Hostel announced his resignation on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi:

A day after the assault on students and teachers of Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), senior warden of varsity’s Sabarmati Hostel announced his resignation on Tuesday in a letter addressed to the Dean of Students' Welfare. "“Hereby, I am informing you that I am resigning from the past of senior warden/wardenship Sabarmati hostel because we tried but can’t provide the security to hostel," the letter reads.

Violence broke out at JNU on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged properties on the campus, prompting the administration to call in the police. At least 34 people, including JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh, were injured in the violence.

The Left-controlled JNUSU and the RSS-affiliated ABVP blamed each other for the violence.

Earlier, Union Home Minister talked to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and requested him to call representatives from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for discussions. “The home minister spoke to the LG and requested him to initiate discussions with representatives from the JNU,” an official said.

On Sunday, Home Minister’s office tweeted, “Union Home minister has spoken to Delhi police commissioner over JNU violence and instructed him to take necessary action.”  “The noble minister has also ordered an inquiry to be carried out by a joint CP-level officer and asked for a report as soon as possible,” it said.

The Ministry of Home Affairs also sought a report from the Delhi Police about the situation prevailing in the prestigious institution and the steps taken to restore peace.

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First Published : 06 Jan 2020, 11:42:07 AM