Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Monday condemned the violence inside Delhiâ€™s Jawaharlal Nehru University. (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Monday condemned the violence inside Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University. “Yesterday’s bone chilling attack on students and teachers in JNU, Delhi is a grim reminder of the extent the govt will go to stifle and subjugate every voice of dissent,” Sonia Gandhi said. 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.
Accusing the Modi government of backing the violence, Sonia Gandhi said, “The voice of India’s youth and students is being muzzled every day. The horrifying and unprecedented violence unleashed on India’s young by goons with active abetment of the ruling Modi Govt is deplorable and unacceptable.”
Earlier, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed the BJP 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.