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JNU violence updates: Smriti Irani says universities shouldn't become political hubs, Twitter users point out Narendra Modi was 'young pracharak', ABVP associate
  • 23:25 (IST)

    No arrests yet in incident of violence at JNU

    With no arrests yet in the apparently planned attack on students and teachers at the Jawarharlal Nehru University, protests were held across India on Monday and the clamour grew for the resignation of the vice chancellor who is being blamed for inaction during the violence that left 34 people injured.

    As horrific first-person accounts emerged of the attack on Sunday evening, including on JNU Students Union president Aishe Ghosh, Delhi Police said that they have transferred the case to the Crime Branch, which claimed to have found "vital clues".

    Politicians of all parties condemned the violence. The opposition and JNU students blamed the ABVP, the students' wing of the BJP for the violence, and accused the Delhi Police of inaction. The BJP said campuses should not become political battleground.

  • 23:14 (IST)

    We didn't lathicharge JU students: Kolkata Police

    Regarding a clash in Kolkata on Monday during a march by Jadavpur students in protest of the violence at JNU, Jadavpur deputy commissioner Sudip Sarkar said."While we were chasing BJP workers some Jadavpur University (JU) students entered the mob. We could not differentiate the JU students from BJP workers who were burning tyres. We did not lathicharge JU students."

  • 23:00 (IST)

    Tajinder Bagga's claim about slogans at Gateway of India is false, says Alt News

    BJP spokesperson Tajinder Bagga on Monday shared a video claiming that protesters, including Umar Khalid, raised an anti-Hindu slogan at a gathering at Mumbai's Gateway of India, in solidarity with JNU students after they were subject to violence. However, Alt News says the claim is false.

  • 22:54 (IST)

    Bollywood joins protest at Carter Road

    While an "indefinite" protest was underway at Mumbai's Gateway of India, another protests was also joined by citizens at Carter Road in Bandra.

    Anurag Kashyap, Anubhav Sinha, Tapsee Pannu, Zoya Akhtar, Diya Mirza, Rahul Bose take part in a protest at Carter Road, against Sunday's violence at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University.

  • 22:41 (IST)

    ABVP holds protest at Hutatma Chowk in Mumbai

    Members of the ABVP held a protest at the Hutatma Chowk in Mumbai against Sunday's violence at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University.

  • 22:16 (IST)

    Smriti Irani says universities shouldn't be political hubs, Twitter users point out Narendra Modi was 'young Pracharak'

    Soon after reports of the violence in JNU surfaced, Union minister Smriti Irani said that universities shouldn't be turned into "hubs of politics". "Neither should students be used as political pawns," she added.

    However, Twitter users quoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official website which said that he was also a "young Pracharak" and an associate of ABVP.

  • 21:53 (IST)

    Ramdas Athawale says JNU violence should be investigated

    Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Monday said an investigation should be conducted into the violent incidents in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi and those responsible be arrested. "Police should investigate the matter. My party (Republican Party of India (A)) is also demanding that investigation should be there and whoever is responsible should be arrested," he told reporters.

    Athawale, who is the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, was responding to a question on the violence that rocked the JNU campus on Sunday.

  • 21:28 (IST)

    Delhi Congress demands Amit Shah's resignation over JNU violence

    Delhi Congress president Subhash Chopra on Monday demanded the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the attack on students and teachers at the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday, saying the country "did not witness" such violence even during the British rule.

     Addressing a public meeting at Patparganj, Chopra claimed that people of Delhi were living in fear after masked men attacked JNU students and teachers on Sunday evening. Chopra also alleged that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal did nothing other than posting a few tweets when violence erupted at the Jamia Millia Islamia and the JNU.

    "Amit Shah should take moral responsibility for the attack on students... and tender his resignation. The country did not witness such violence even during the British rule," he said in a statement.

  • 21:27 (IST)

    TMC MPs prevented from entering JNU

    A day after the mob attack at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, a delegation of TMC MPs which had gone to the varsity to express solidarity with the students was not allowed to enter the campus on Monday, PTI reported.

    Led by former Union minister Dinesh Trivedi, the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) delegation consisted of MPs Sajda Ahmed, Manas Bhunia and Vivek Gupta and was stopped at the gate of varsity.

  • 21:24 (IST)

    Anurag Kashyap, Anubhav Sinha, other Bollywood personalities join Mumbai protests

    Several Bollywood personalities like Anurag Kashyap, Anubhav Sinha, Richa Chadda, Tapsee Pannu, and Vishal Bhardwaj gathered at the Gateway of India and Carter Road in Bandra, in Mumbai. People have gathered at the sites in protest against the violence against JNU students on Sunday evening.

  • 21:06 (IST)

    Youth Congress holds torch rally against JNU violence

    Members of the Indian Youth Congress on Monday held a torch rally at the India Gate in Delhi against the incident of violence against students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

  • 21:01 (IST)

    250-300 people at Mumbai's Gateway of India

    The number of people who have gathered at the "indefinite" protest against the violence in JNU at Mumbai's Gateway of India has increased to 250 to 300, reporters said. Slogans about JNU, Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University are being raised and protestors are also sharing food and singing songs.

  • 20:36 (IST)

    If police could enter Jamia, why not JNU: Ex-SC judge Madan Lokur 

    Former Supreme Court judge Madan Lokur was quoted by CNBC-TV18 as saying that it's unclear whether the Delhi Police needs the permission of the JNY vice chancellor to enter the campus when masked people were beating up students inside the campus on Sunday evening.

    Referring to the Delhi Police's action against students of Jamia Milia Islamia on 15 December, Lokur said, "If the police could enter Jamia, I don't understand why they couldn't enter JNU. It's surprising that the police is going a little slow in its investigation.

    "Whatever has happened is extremely unfortunate, investigation is called for."

  • 20:25 (IST)

    When I studied at JNU, didn't see any 'tukde-tukde' gang: S Jaishankar 

    "I can certainly tell you, when I studied in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), we didn't see any 'tukde tukde' gang there," EAM Dr S Jaishankar at an event in Delhi.

  • 20:05 (IST)

    Contempt plea filed against Centre, Delhi Police in Supreme Court

    A plea has been filed in Supreme Court seeking contempt action against the Centre and Delhi Police for allegedly not following its direction to curb and handle mob violence at premier Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on 5 January.

    The plea, filed by Tehseen Poonawala, said the apex court had on 17 July, 2018, laid down "preventive and remedial guidelines for the Government and Police authorities to curb and handle mob violence, and came to a conclusion that no individual in his/her own capacity or as a part of a group, which within no time assumes the character of a mob, can take law into his/her/their own hands and deal with others as guilty".

    (PTI)

  • 20:01 (IST)

    Jadavpur University students clash with police in Kolkata

    A clash has broken out between students of the Jadavpur University and the West Bengal Police in Kolkata during the former's protest against the JNU violence. Reportedly, the police also lathicharged the students.

  • 19:56 (IST)

    ABVP disrupts protest in Ahmedabad's IIM

    Anmol Somanchi, an independent researcher, tweeted on Monday evening that the ABVP had disrupted a "peaceful protest" outside Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad. "Protestors have permission but they don't; violation of Section 144. And yet, police not detaining them," he tweeted.

  • 19:30 (IST)

    Crowd leaves from outside JNU after raising slogans hailing Savarkar, Delhi Police

    Angshuman Choudhury, a researcher who is outside the JNU campus at the moment, said that a crowd that had raised slogans hailing Savarkar and Delhi Police was dispersed on Monday evening.

    Reportedly, the crowd, largely made up of ABVP and RSS members, chanted, "Vaampanth ki kabar khudegi, Savarkar ki dharti pe. Comrades ki ek hi dawai, juta, chappal aur kutai. Delhi Police lath maaro, hum tumhare saath hai."

    He also added that Delhi Police was present in riot gear.

  • 19:13 (IST)

    Mumbai protesters sing 'Hum Dekhenge' at Gateway of India

    The rally in Mumbai against the violence which against JNU students has culminated at the Gateway of India. People are singing 'Hum Dekhenge' at the gathering at the iconic site. The spontaneous protest at the Gateway of India is well into its 19th hour now.

  • 19:05 (IST)

    'They are scared that people will stop fearing them': Kanhaiya Kumar quotes Gorakh Pandey poem

    Former JNUSU president and CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday quoted a Gorakh Pandey poem in voicing his opposition to the JNU violence.

  • 18:56 (IST)

    Crime Branch will investigate incident, says Delhi Police

    Delhi Police on Monday also said that the crime branch will investigate the incident of violence against the students of JNU

    "An FIR has been registered and the incident has been recorded. The Crime Branch will investigate the incident. 34 people were injured and it was delhi police's priority that the injured be given proper care. Delhi police has instituted a fact-finding committee to look into the incident," Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa said.

  • 18:36 (IST)

    'Situation brought under control': Delhi Police says JNU admin informed about clashes

    Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa on Monday addressed a press conference amid outrage against the violence that erupted in JNU on Sunday night and said that the varsity administration had called the police about a "scuffle" that had broken out between students.

    "We got the call at 7.45 and we went to the university, conducted a flag march and brought the situation under control. The spot where the scuffle between the students broke out is an area where Delhi Police is not usually deployed," he said.

  • 18:22 (IST)

    Meenakshi Lekhi says ABVP students 'lynched' for going against boycott on exam registration process

    BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Monday tweeted photos of ABVP students who had allegedly been "lynched" by members of the Congress and Left when they had gone to register for the exams, a process which the JNUSU had called a boycott against. "Let's call out this selective bigotry and outrage," she said.

  • 18:18 (IST)

    Mumbai rally proceeds from Hutatma Chowk to Gateway of India

    Reportedly, the rally organised in Mumbai against the violence against JNU students has started to move towards the Gateway of India from the Hutatma Chowk. Protesters are raising slogans of 'halla bol' against the Centre and BJP.

  • 18:09 (IST)

    'Every iron rod used against the students will be answered by debate, discussion'

    JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh, who was injured in the violence against varsity students on Sunday night, said, "Every iron rod used against the students will be given back by debate and discussion. JNU's culture will not be eroded anytime soon. JNU will uphold its democratic culture."

  • 17:53 (IST)

    JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh says Sunday violence was 'organised attack' by RSS, ABVP

    Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh on Monday, after getting discharged from the hospital after suffering serious injuries in the incident of violence against the varsity students on Sunday, said, "Yesterday's attack was an organised attack by goons of RSS and ABVP. Since the past four to five days, violence was being promoted in the campus by some RSS affiliated professors and ABVP."

  • 17:48 (IST)

    Osmani University students protest against JNU violence

    "People of Hyderabad, we are at here at Osmania University. Join us," a student of the university tweeted on Monday, as protests broke out across the country over the violence against JNU students.

  • 17:36 (IST)

    ABVP members gather at JNU main gate amid heavy police deployment

    Reporters on Monday tweeted videos of ABVP members, allegedly responsible for the violence against JNU students on Sunday night, also gathering at the varsity's main gate as people protested the incident in Delhi and across the country.

  • 17:33 (IST)

    Standing counsel for Delhi Police 'hangs head in shame' after JNU violence

    Rahul Mehra, counsel for the Delhi Police, on Sunday said he was ashamed after watching video clips of masked people "merrily creating mayhem" in the JNU campus.

  • 17:22 (IST)

    IMA condemns violence against doctors and nurses at JNU

    The Indian Medical Association "strongly" condemned the violence on doctors and nurses in the JNU campus on Sunday night. "The situation in the country smacks of total anarchy and the breakdown of law and order is complete. Is this a civil war?" the statement said.

  • 17:20 (IST)

    Large police presence at protest at Mumbai's Hutatma Chowk

    Reportedly, Mumbai Police has deployed a large number of personnel for the protest condemning the violence against JNU students at Hutatma Chowk in the city. The protest is scheduled to move from Hutatma Chowk to the Gateway of India, where people gathered spontaneously in solidarity with JNU students at midnight on Monday.

  • 17:11 (IST)

    HRD ministry says won't allow campuses to become 'political addas'

    Human Resources Development minister Ramesh Pokhrial on Monday asserted that the Centre wouldn't allow campuses to become "political addas", a day after JNU students were subjected to violence by masked people.

    India Today also quoted him as saying that those responsible for the violence would be punished.

  • 17:01 (IST)

    'Time to stop pretending all is fine': Bollywood speaks against JNU violence

    Alia Bhatt, among other Bollywood celebrities, on Monday spoke out against the violence that erupted in the JNU campus on Sunday evening and said that "any ideology that seeks to divide, oppress, and promote violence is one we must strongly oppose."

    On Instagram, she added, "When students, teachers and peaceful civilians become victims of physical assault on an ongoing basis, it’s time to stop pretending that all is fine. We must look truth in the eye and acknowledge that we are a house at war with itself. We, the people of this country no matter how different our ideologies, must find a human solution to all of our complex problems, and reinforce the peaceful and inclusive ideals upon which this country was built.”

  • 16:50 (IST)

    JD(U) demands removal of JNU V-C

    BJP ally in the NDA, the JD(U) on Monday demanded the removal of the JNU vice-chancellor and a probe by a Supreme Court judge into the Sunday night violence in the university. The party also accused the Delhi Police of failing in its duties.

    Party spokesperson KC Tyagi, in a statement, said that his party strongly condemned the "violent activities of goons" in the JNU campus, and that all sections of society should slam the way elected office bearers of the JNU Students' Union were attacked by masked outsiders. 

  • 16:47 (IST)

    Mumbai protesters raise 'Azadi' slogan against CAA and NRC

    The protest at Mumbai's Hutatma Chowk, which is scheduled to head towards the Gateway of India where people have gathered against the JNU violence since midnight on Monday, raised slogans agains the ABVP and demanded 'Azadi' (freedom) from the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and NRC.

  • 16:38 (IST)

    Students of the Jadavpur, Presidency universities rally against JNU violence 

    Jadavpur and the Presidency universities on Monday took out rallies in the city to protest the violence inside the JNU campus in New Delhi.

    The AISA and SFI organised a protest march and shouted slogans against the BJP government at the Centre and RSS-affiliate Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). They carried posters and placards condemning the JNU​ violence and demanded immediate arrests of the people involved in the incident.

  • 16:26 (IST)

    Protest at Gateway of India continues 

    Mumbai's protest against the violence against JNU students continued at the Gateway of India on Monday, more than 15 hours since the protesters first gathered at the site at 12 am on Sunday. Slogans of 'Sarfaroshi ki tamanna' and Jai Bhim and Azaadi were reportedly raised.

  • 16:21 (IST)

    JNUTA protests against attack on students; demands VC's sacking

    The JNU Teachers' Association on Monday took out a march from Sabarmati T-Point to the main gate of the campus to protest against the attack on a group of students and faculty members by a violent mob. The JNUTA also demanded sacking of JNU vice chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar.

    Nearly 35 students were taken to the AIIMS and Safdarjung hospitals on Sunday evening after a violent mob ran amok, attacking students and damaging property on the varsity campus.

  • 16:17 (IST)

    Professor had threatened to teach me a lesson during registration boycott, recalls JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh

     
    JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, who was injured in the violence that took place at the university, said she was specifically targeted during a peace march on the campus.
     
    Ghosh told PTI that a group of around 20-25 masked people disrupted the peace march and attacked her with iron rods on Sunday. She suffered head injuries and was admitted to AIIMS here. Ghosh was discharged on Monday.
     
    She alleged that when she was at the School of International Studies on Saturday to oversee the registration boycott being done by the JNUSU, a professor had threatened to teach her a lesson.

  • 16:16 (IST)

    Protest against CAA, violence at JNU begins at Mumbai's Hutatma Chowk

    People have gathered at Hutatma Chowk, from where they will march to the Gateway of India to join the existing protest. Slogans condemning the Centre, CAA, NRC, Delhi police and 'gundagardi'.

  • 16:15 (IST)

    From Pondicherry to Oxford, students lead protest marches

     
    Students in university campuses across the country and even abroad staged 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.
     
    PTI

  • 16:14 (IST)

    Sharad Pawar condemns 'cowardly, planned attack', Jitendra Awhad joins protests at Gateway of India

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar said JNU students were subjected to a "cowardly and planned attack", adding that use of violence to suppress democratic values won't succeed. Pawar's remarks came as his party minister Jitendra Awhad joined the students protesting the violence, at the Gateway of India.

    "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," Pawar tweeted.

    Maharashtra minister Jitendra Awhad of NCP joined the students at the protest at Gateway of India and sat with them discussing their demands. "When people begin to fear intellect, there is anarchy," the minister told reporters. "I am going to convey feelings of the students to the government. When students agitate, one should understand that this is a serious issue," he said.

  • 16:11 (IST)

    JNU V-C stays away from meeting with HRD Ministry

     
    The HRD Ministry met officials from the JNU administration and took stock of the situation on the campus following Sunday's violence, even as Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar skipped the meeting.
     
    The meeting was attended by the JNU registrar, proctor and other admin officials who briefed the ministry officials on the sequence of events that took place on the campus and the measures taken to restore normalcy. "A detailed report has been sent to the HRD Ministry about the sequence of events. The top administration officials are at the Ministry to provide all details leading to present situation," JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar told PTI.

  • 16:10 (IST)

    Particular students' union holds grudge against JNU, Sanjay Raut aims veiled attack at ABVP

    In a veiled attack on the BJP and its affiliated outfits, Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said a particular student union holds a grudge against the Jawaharlal Nehru University which has produced a Nobel Laureate and renowned politicians, industrialists, poets and authors.

    While Raut did not name any outfit, it was possibly a reference to the RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad which has been accused of unleashing violence in the JNU campus in Delhi late Sunday night. "The university has constantly been targeted for last the five years," Raut told a Marathi news channel.

    "If students are not safe, then the country is not safe. It's not a good sign when police barge into a university campus in the national capital and open fire. Masked people storm another university and students are left bleeding," he claimed. These are definitely not signs that the powers-that-be have the country's law and order under control, he added.

  • 16:09 (IST)

    'Why is ABVP member carrying police lathi?'

    Ashoka university professor Ali Khan Mahmudabad tweeted a photo of an ABVP member and JNU student carrying a "police-issue lathi" on Monday after the violence broke out at the university on Sunday evening. "Can Delhi Police clarify?" he added.

  • 16:02 (IST)

    Opposition condemns JNU violence

    Sonia Gandhi said the voice of India’s youth and students is being muzzled. “The horrifying and unprecedented violence unleashed on India’s young by goons with active abetment of the ruling Modi government is deplorable and unacceptable,” he said.

    Asaduddin Owaisi said the attackers had covered their faces in a cowardly way and were allowed to enter JNU with rods and sticks. “Worst is there is a video which shows police allowing them safe passage,” he said.

    Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav demanded a fair investigation in the matter to find out who the main conspirator was. 

  • 15:52 (IST)

    Not calling in police makes V-C complicit in attack, says Sitaram Yechury

    CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the attack within the JNU campus was a pre-planned one. "It is an assault on reason, rationality and democracy. For 5 hours nearly, the V-C was not responding and not asking police to come in and restore normalcy makes him complicit in this attack," he said.

  • 15:44 (IST)

    JNUSU office bearers, injured students to address media at 4.30 pm

    Office-bearers of the JNUSU will address the media at Sabarmati T-Point in JNU at 4.30 pm, followed by testimonies of the injured students. More than 30 people were admitted to AIIMS for treatment after the violence in the campus on Sunday.

  • 15:40 (IST)

    JNUSU rejects BJP's statement condemning attack on Sunday

    JNUSU strongly rejected BJP's statement and their "false condemnation" of the violence in the campus on Sunday. "This university, the students and professors were mercilessly attacked by ABVP goons in the presence of Delhi Police, the union said in a tweet.


    The BJP had earlier tweeted, "We strongly condemn the violence on JNU campus. This is a desperate attempt by forces of anarchy, who are determined to use students as cannon fodder, create unrest to shore up their shrinking political footprint. Universities should remain places of learning and education."

  • 15:37 (IST)

    Security increased across university campuses in Uttar Pradesh

    Additional security forces were deployed in the Banaras Hindu University, after violence erupted at the JNU campus on Sunday. Earlier, security was increased at the Aligarh Muslim University.

JNU violence Latest updates: Soon after reports of the violence in JNU surfaced, Union minister Smriti Irani said that universities shouldn't be turned into "hubs of politics". "Neither should students be used as political pawns," she added.

However, Twitter users quoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official website which said that he was also a "young Pracharak" and an associate of ABVP.

Several Bollywood personalities like Anurag Kashyap, Anubhav Sinha, Richa Chadda, Tapsee Pannu, and Vishal Bhardwaj gathered at the Gateway of India in Mumbai. People have gathered at the iconic site in protest against the violence against JNU students on Sunday evening.

A clash has broken out between students of the Jadavpur University and the West Bengal Police in Kolkata during the former's protest against the JNU violence. Reportedly, the police also lathicharged the students.

Angshuman Choudhury, a researcher who is outside the JNU campus at the moment, said that a crowd that had raised slogans hailing Savarkar and Delhi Police was dispersed on Monday evening.

Reportedly, the crowd, largely made up of ABVP and RSS members, chanted, "Vaampanth ki kabar khudegi, Savarkar ki dharti pe. Comrades ki ek hi dawai, juta, chappal aur kutai. Delhi Police lath maaro, hum tumhare saath hai."

He also added that Delhi Police was present in riot gear.

Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa on Monday addressed a press conference amid outrage against the violence that erupted in JNU on Sunday night and said that the varsity administration had called the police about a "scuffle" that had broken out between students.

"We got the call at 7.45 and we went to the university, conducted a flag march and brought the situation under control. The spot where the scuffle between the students broke out is an area where Delhi Police is not usually deployed," he said.

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Monday tweeted photos of ABVP students who had allegedly been "lynched" by the Opposition parties when they had gone to register for the exams, a process which the JNUSU had called a boycott against. "Let's call out this selective bigotry and outrage," she said.

Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh on Monday, after getting discharged from the hospital after suffering serious injuries in the incident of violence against the varsity students on Sunday, said, "Yesterday's attack was an organised attack by goons of RSS and ABVP. Since the past four to five days, violence was being promoted in the campus by some RSS affiliated professors and ABVP."

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh, who was injured in the violence against varsity students on Sunday night, said, "Every iron rod used against the students will be given back by debate and discussion. JNU's culture will not be eroded anytime soon. JNU will uphold its democratic culture."

BJP ally in the NDA, the JD(U) on Monday demanded the removal of the JNU vice-chancellor and a probe by a Supreme Court judge into the Sunday night violence in the university. The party also accused the Delhi Police of failing in its duties.

Party spokesperson KC Tyagi, in a statement, said that his party strongly condemned the "violent activities of goons" in the JNU campus, and that all sections of society should slam the way elected office bearers of the JNU Students' Union were attacked by masked outsiders.

JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, who was injured in the violence that took place at the university, said she was specifically targeted during a peace march on the campus.

Ghosh told PTI that a group of around 20-25 masked people disrupted the peace march and attacked her with iron rods on Sunday. She suffered head injuries and was admitted to AIIMS here. Ghosh was discharged on Monday.

She alleged that when she was at the School of International Studies on Saturday to oversee the registration boycott being done by the JNUSU, a professor had threatened to teach her a lesson.

People have gathered at Hutatma Chowk, from where they will march to the Gateway of India to join the existing protest. Slogans condemning the Centre, CAA, NRC, Delhi police and 'gundagardi'.

Office-bearers of the JNUSU will address the media at Sabarmati T-Point in JNU at 4.30 pm, followed by testimonies of the injured students. CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the attack within the JNU campus was a pre-planned one.

Additional security forces have been deployed across Uttar Pradesh, including at the campuses of the Banaras Hindu University and Aligarh Muslim University.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association (JNUTA) demanded the removal of Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar after the attack on students and faculty members by an armed masked mob. Addressing a press conference, the JNU teachers also demanded an inquiry into the violence on Sunday when a masked mob armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray likened the JNU violence to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. Calling it an act of cowardice, he asked why the attackers wore masks. He demanded an investigation to find out who were these masked attackers.

Congress leader P Chidambaram demanded that Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik be held accountable for the attacks on a group of JNU students and teachers by a masked mob, saying the perpetrators of the crime must be identified within 24 hours and brought to justice.

BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga tweeted a "video" of the protest held at Mumbai’s Gateway of India on Sunday night where former JNU student and activist Umar Khalid joined protests and raised slogans of ‘Azadi’. Alleging that “Muslim and Leftist” students in Mumbai raised slogans demanding “Hinduo se Azadi” (freedom from Hindus), Bagga demanded that the Mumbai Police and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray take action against the “goons”.

In response, Khalid, and several other Twitter users, called Bagga a “paid piper of the regime”, deployed to spread lies that meddle with the focus of the protests in an attempt to blur the agenda at hand.

Peaceful protest at Gateway of India continues, after beginning on Sunday night, shortly after violence erupted on the JNU campus. Slogans demanding Amit Shah’s resignation were raised as protesters held tricolors and also talked about Kashmir and against the NRC, chanting “Hum kagaz nahi dikhayenge”.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called the violence in the JNU campus a "dangerous, planted" attack on democracy. "Anyone who speaks against them (government) is labelled a Pakistani and an enemy of the country. On one side, they sent BJP goons (into the campus) and on the other side, they made the police inactive. This is a fascist surgical strike," she said.

Writing to President Ram Nath Kovind for the third time, JNU Teachers’ Association highlighting the crisis at the university and demanding Vice Chancellor Mamadala Jagadesh Kumar’s removal. The letter alleged that the university administration and attackers acted in collusion, which is also the reason behind no action by the security or police for a long time since the commencement of the attacks.

Home Minister Amit Shah requested Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to call JNU representatives and hold talks, sources told PTI. The sources added that Baijal was apprised of the situation within the campus and police will talk to the students and begin collecting evidence.

Following the violence at JNU, polices forced were put on alert and additional security forces were deployed at campuses across Uttar Pradesh, including Aligarh Muslim University.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar condemned the violence at JNU. Speaking on the same lines as Union Minister Giriraj Singh, who blamed the Left for defaming the varsity, Javadekar said that Congress, Communists, AAP and some other elements want to create an "environment of violence in universities across the country". National Students' Union of India (NSUI) to protest against violence at JNU at Arts Faculty, North Campus in Delhi University at 2 pm.

Ramavtar Meena, senior warden of Sabarmati Hostel in JNU tendered his resignation on moral grounds. His resignation said that "we tried but could not provide security to hostel".

Congress leader Kapil Sibal demanded answers to many questions pertaining to the violence at JNU, including the silence of the Home Minister and Vice Chancellor and how masked people were allowed to enter the campus.

JNU Vice Chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar added that the origin of the present situation in JNU lies in some agitating students turning violent and “obstructing the academic activities of a large number of non-protesting students”. He appealed for peace and added that winter semester registration will be conducted.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association will address a press conference at 2 pm on Monday. Additionally, the JNU Students' Union will also address the media at 3 pm at the Sabaramati T-Point within the varsity campus.

The Delhi Police has registered a case against unidentified people in connection with violence in Jawaharlal Nehru University, officials told PTI on Monday. The case has been registered under section of rioting and damage to property.

JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, and 33 others who were injured in the violence at the university, were discharged from the AIIMS on Monday.

A student of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was seen leaving the campus after a violence broke out on Sunday evening.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed shock over the violence. Taking to microblogging site Twitter, he said, "Violence has no space in democracy and such attacks on students must be condemned unequivocally. Appeal law enforcement agencies to take swift action to apprehend the culprits and wish the injured students a speedy recovery." Meanwhile, students from various colleges in Mumbai joined the protest at the Gateway of India in Mumbai on Monday morning to condemn the violence at JNU.

Condemning the violence at the JNU campus on Sunday night, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan called the attack on students and faculty of JNU an "appalling display of intolerance running amok".

Jamia Coordination Committee demanded that the goons who unleashed terror in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) be identified and a First Information Report (FIR) be initiated immediately against them.

The Secretary of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has called the Registrar, Proctor and Rector of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for a meeting on Monday. Meanwhile, Delhi Police said that multiple complaints in connection with Sunday's violence were received and a FIR will be registered soon.

Delhi Traffic Police ordered shut road number 13A between Mathura Road and Kalindi Kunj traffic movement. People coming from Noida have been advised to take DND or Akshardham to reach Delhi.

Students from different colleges gathered outside Gateway of India to protest against the violence in Jawaharlal Nehru University. Former JNU students Umar Khalid and Kunal Kamra were part of the group which also held a candlelight vigil to show solidarity with JNU students. It was an "impromptu assembly at a short notice,” a student said. Meanwhile, students of Film and Television Institute of India gathered against the attacks within the JNU campus too.

JNU, in a statement released late Sunday night, said, "Violators of university rules who are trying to disrupt peaceful academic atmosphere of campus will not be spared."

"I appeal to all students to maintain dignity of university and peace on campus." HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank told PTI.

Home minister Amit Shah has spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner, and has inquired about the situation in JNU.

Assistant professor Mohinder Singh tells Firstpost, "I was having tea at Sabarmati dhaba and saw lots of students and teachers running towards the dhaba. They were being attacked by a mob, most of whose faces were covered, they had weapons in their hands, lathis and were also attacking students and teachers with stones. I also ran away and students ran towards the hostel."

The Hindu reports Baba Gang Nath Marg, the road leading to JNU main entrance gate, is blocked by Delhi Police. “We have not been called inside the campus. But police are deployed outside. We will take the action after getting complaint,” says a senior officer who is present at the JNU main gate.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity,a JNU student confirmed other student's account and told Firstpost, "Since morning, students have been boycotting the registration process. The ABVP, colluding with the administration, entered hostels, including girls hostels, and destroyed property, They were carrying bottles of acid, stones, axes and daggers. A mob of around 100 to 200 people attacked each and every hostel, beat students mercilessly and even attacked teachers and vandalised cars."

Former Congress leader and Union minister P Chidambaram tweeted and said, "If it is happening on live TV, it is an act of impunity and can only happen with the support of the government. This is beyond belief."

On Sunday, Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh was brutally attacked on campus after a clash broke out between members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union and the ABVP on the university campus on Sunday.

According to sources who wished to be unnamed, the clash took place during a public meeting organised by the JNU Teachers' Association. The students' union claimed that its president Aishe Ghosh and many other students were injured in stone pelting by ABVP members.

A JNU student, speaking on condition of anonymity, said, "Police are deployed on campus. There are RSS men and ABVP members. They've called some outsiders. They had their faces covered and lathis. They barged in and attacked male and female students. The situation is grim and scary. Ghosh was taken to hospital."

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Jan 06, 2020 23:53:28 IST