JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh Attacked On Campus (Photo Credit: Screenshot)
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 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 violence drew strong reactions from opposition parties which hit out at the BJP and accused "those in power" of trying to scuttle the voice of students.
JNU Violence | Here are the live updates:
The JNU administration feels great pain and anguish for the students who have sustained injuries in the violence that took place in JNU campus. The JNU administration strongly condemns any form of violence in the campus. pic.twitter.com/Quk3Zc7wN0
— Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar (@mamidala90) January 5, 2020
JNU students and professors were subjected to a cowardly but planned attack. I strongly condemn this undemocratic act of vandalism and violence. Use of violent means to suppress democratic values and thought will never succeed.
— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) January 5, 2020
"It is unfortunate. We condemn this. The perpetrators should be punished": Manoj Tiwari, Delhi BJP chief
"Property at JNU was damaged, following which administration asked us to enter campus to restore peace": Devendra Arya, DCP Southwest
Violators of university rules who are trying to disrupt peaceful academic atmosphere of campus will not be spared: JNU
AIIMS Trauma Centre official: Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) President Aishe Ghosh has got lacerations on forehead and is undergoing investigations
Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrives at AIIMS Trauma Centre where 18 people from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have been admitted following violence at university.
ABVP alleges its members, including JNU unit secretary, were attacked by Left-backed students' outfits; 11 members missing.
Horrifying images from JNU — the place I know & remember was one for fierce debates & opinions but never violence. I unequivocally condemn the events of today. This govt, regardless of what has been said the past few weeks, wants universities to be safe spaces for all students.
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) January 5, 2020
MHA Sources: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to take stock of situation in Jawaharlal Nehru University; Joint CP rank official to investigate and submit a report.
Have seen pictures of what is happening in #JNU. Condemn the violence unequivocally. This is completely against the tradition and culture of the university.
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) January 5, 2020
AIIMS Trauma Centre official: 18 people from Jawaharlal Nehru University (#JNU) have come to AIIMS Trauma Centre with complaints of bleeding in head, abrasions among others. Investigations are underway #Delhi https://t.co/FJQtQuQ1eo pic.twitter.com/BMhz09lXpl
— ANI (@ANI) January 5, 2020
HRD Ministry seeks immediate report from JNU registrar on situation at campus: Officials to PTI.
We strongly condemn brutality unleashed agst students/teachers in JNU. No words enough to describe such heinous acts. A shame on our democracy. Trinamool delegation led by Dinesh Trivedi (SajdaAhmed, ManasBhunia, VivekGupta) headed to DEL to show solidarity with #ShaheenBagh #JNU
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) January 5, 2020
Flag march being conducted inside JNU campus, situation under control: PTI quotes Delhi Police.
Swaraj India National President Yogendra Yadav gets heckled outside the JNU campus.
The violence in JNU against students and teachers is highly condemnable. Directed @DelhiPolice to take all possible steps in coordination with JNU Administration to maintain law and order & take action against the perpetrators of violence. The situation is being closely monitored
— LG Delhi (@LtGovDelhi) January 5, 2020
These are photos depicting the carnage, carried out in the hostels. These terrorists entered this campus and unleashed terror while the the Vice Chancellor of this University, the guards and Delhi Police stood by as enablers. #SOSJNU #EmergencyinJNU pic.twitter.com/E4FqnQ2YS3
— JNUSU (@JNUSUofficial) January 5, 2020
JNU Violence: Administration releases statement
What we are seeing on
Live TV is shocking and horrifying. Masked men enter JNU hostels and
What is the Police doing? Where is the Police Commissioner?
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) January 5, 2020
— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) January 5, 2020
I am so shocked to know abt the violence at JNU. Students attacked brutally. Police shud immediately stop violence and restore peace. How will the country progress if our students will not be safe inside univ campus?
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 5, 2020
JNU Teachers' Association to hold a press conference at the campus's North Gate at 9PM tonight.
Seven ambulances have been sent to Jawaharlal Nehru University and 10 ambulances are on standby, reported ANI.
In a statement, ABVP said, "The ABVP members at the JNU have been attacked by people affiliated with the AISA, DSF and AISA. At least 15 students have been injured...Students at various hostels of the JNU have been attacked. The people belonging to the Left organisations have broken the windows."
Clash breaks out between members of JNU Students' Union and ABVP on university campus, say sources; JNUSU claims its president Aishe Ghosh, many others injured in stone pelting by ABVP members
#WATCH Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president & students attacked by people wearing masks on campus. 'What is this? Who are you? Step back, Who are you trying to threaten?... ABVP go back,' can be heard in video. (note: abusive language) pic.twitter.com/gYqBOmA37c
— ANI (@ANI) January 5, 2020
Professor Sucharita Sen attacked, admitted to AIIMS: Reports