JNUSU press conference updates: ABVP members attacked women students and union office-bearers last week, alleges student body

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JNUSU press conference updates: ABVP members attacked women students and union office-bearers last week, alleges student body
  • 20:07 (IST)

    Yogi Adityanath accuses Left groups of creating atmosphere of violence in JNU

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday accused Left organisations of creating an "atmosphere of violence" at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. "Leftist groups created an atmosphere of violence by resorting to lies, but Delhi Police has unearthed the conspiracy they had hatched to disrupt the examination process at JNU, " PTI quoted him as saying.

     
    It was time the people were told the reality by conducting an awareness campaign, which will also dispel the "confusion" the Opposition was creating over the CAA and the JNU incident, he said.

  • 19:59 (IST)

    Ashok Gehlot calls for judicial inquiry into JNU violence

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday questioned the role of police in the violence that erupted on JNU campus last week and demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident.
     
    He alleged that masked goons entered the varsity premises on January 5 under police supervision to strike terror and that police personnel provided safe passage to the attackers for escape.  "Police escorted masked goons. Police officers should have been terminated for this," PTI reported him as saying.

  • 19:15 (IST)

    Security was not available on campus during 5 January attack, claims Aishe Ghosh

    The students union also claimed that security guards were unavailable during the attack on 5 January.  " Security girads were not available the entire time," said Aishe Ghosh. "Plainclothes police have been present on campus since 1 December. as requested by the administration. Why did the police in civil clothes not have information regarding the attack?" she asked

  • 19:10 (IST)

    ABVP attacked women students, alleges JNUSU

    The JNUSU also alleged that the RSS-affiliated ABVP was involved in attacking women students and JNUSU office-bearers last week.
     
    The students' union said the ABVP members hit women students even on 4 January  and when JNUSU general secretary Satish Chandra Yadav intervened, they attacked him as well. "Attackers targeted specific rooms in Sabarmati Hostel and even threw students from balcony, but did not touch the room of an ABVP activist," it added.

  • 18:56 (IST)

    Will never pay hostel fees, says JNUSU president

    "We will never pay hostel fees and will continue fighting till decision changed," said Aishe Ghosh, while calling on students to pay registration fees. She also said the JNUSU condemned the hostel audit  to be conducted by the administration and called for elected representative of hostels and students to boycott any such checking of hostels. 

  • 18:50 (IST)

    Aishe Ghosh counters JNU administrations claims of servers being damaged

    Aishe Ghosh also countered the administrations claims that the protesting students had attacked the servers and damaged the optic fibre wires to prevent students from registering and claimed that the registration process had continued. 

  • 18:43 (IST)

    Why is CCTV footage not available, questions Aishe Ghosh 

    "Najeeb (Jung) couldn't be traced because lack of CCTV cameras. Now that cameras are installed on the campus, why is the administration unable to show CCTV footage from the JNU gate?," asked JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh. 

  • 18:41 (IST)

    JNUSU president categorically singled out, says student

    Explaining the videos being shown by the students union, a student said that they pertained to the time between 6.30 pm to 7.45 pm. She added that the lights went off and then masked assailants attacked he students. ";JNUSU president was categorically singled out," said the student.

  • 18:29 (IST)

    Neither the university administration nor the police have named any ABVP students, says JNUSU

    Neither the university administration nor the police have named any ABVP students, says JNUSU. Referring to the press conference held by the Delhi Police on Friday, the union representatives alleged that it was held during the primary stages of the investigation only to protect the ABVP. The student body also questioned the authenticity of the videos and pictures being used by the Delhi Police as evidence. 

  • 18:25 (IST)

    Police ignored messages about mob's presence on campus, claims JNUSU

    Police were informed about mob's presence on campus much before incident on 5 January, but they ignored messages, claims JNU Students' Union

  • 18:22 (IST)

    JNU V-C tried to justify attack, says Saket Moon

    Moon also claimed that the video had been re- tweeted by JNU V-C, with a caption which said that Left students were the attackers. "This is an attempt to justify the attack," he added.

  • 18:15 (IST)

    ABVP members attacked students, claims JNUSU vice president


    Addressing the media, JNUSU vice president Saket Moon claimed that ABVP activists attacked students on 5 January.

    " Sarvender and Om Prakash, two ABVP members along with Sandip Kumar Singh, a former student and currently an ad hoc faculty at  Delhi University were attacking an activist Vivek Pandey, the video of which was shared by Prasar Bharti on Twitter," he said. 

  • 16:52 (IST)

    Delhi Police identifies 37 of 60 members of 'Unity Against Left' WhatsApp group

     

    Delhi Police has identified 37 individuals of the 60-member WhatsApp group named 'Unity Against Left' which authorities believe is linked to last week's attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University students and faculty, reports said.

    According to a NDTV report, Delhi Police sources claimed that of the 37 identified,10 are from outside JNU. According to the Delhi Police, the group was created against the Left parties on 5 January, the day when violence broke out in the university premises.

     
     

  • 16:34 (IST)

    Pinarayi Vijayan met JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh

    Earlier in the day, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan met JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh at Kerala House in New Delhi and expressed solidarity with their protest and also gifted her a book, 'Halla Bol: The Death and Life of Safdar Hashmi' by Sudhanva Deshpande, reports PTI. 

     "The whole country is with the JNUSU in their fight for justice. Everyone knows about your protest and also about what has happened to you in the fight for justice," Vijayan told Ghosh after enquiring about her health and that of other students, who were injured in the attack on 5 January. 

  • 16:22 (IST)

    JNUSU press conference to start at 4.30 pm

    The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union, from its official Twitter handle, said that it would hold a press conference about the 5 January attacks on students, teachers at the unviersity's Sabarmati lawns at 4.30 pm on Saturday. 

    "We urge you again to attend the press conference for a clear explanation of events, and the complicity of the VC and his allies," it said in another tweet. 

JNUSU press conference updates: The students' union said the ABVP members hit women students even on 4 January  and when JNUSU general secretary Satish Chandra Yadav intervened, they attacked him as well.

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh criticised the Vice Chancellor for not coming to the university campus while the attack was underway on 5 January and called for his resignation. 

Referring to the press conference held by the Delhi Police on Friday, the union representatives alleged that it was held during the primary stages of the investigation only to protect the ABVP.

Addressing the media, JNUSU vice president Saket Moon claimed that ABVP activists attacked students on 5 January and this was recorded in a video shared by Prasar Bharti on Twitter.

A day after Delhi Police blamed the Left-leaning student organisation JNUSU and its president for the violence in the Jawaharlal nehru University, the students' body on Saturday invited the media for a press conference at 4:30 pm.

The student body slammed the police for 'investigating the victims' instead of the perpetrators and offered to show video evidence of attack on its members at a presser to be organised in the varsity campus in Sabarmati Lawns.

They slammed the BJP-led Centre for investigations, saying: "From JMI to Jama Masjid to JNU, the standard tactic of the home ministry investigating the victims and not the perpetrators continues."

This comes a day after the Delhi Police named JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh and eight others as suspects in the violence that took place between 3 to 5 January. However, the police didn't name any group for the brutal attack by masked goons on students and teachers in the evening on 5 January.

In a statement issued by the student body, they said that apart from the JNUSU office bearers, all students who had witnessed and were injured in the violence will also be present to submit proof about the attacks that took place.

The police on Friday had further claimed that the 5 January violence was a fallout protest against the proposed fee hike and the online registration process. They added that tension was brewing in the university since 1 January.

Rejecting the charges against the Left-leaning students, Ghosh, who was injured on 5 January attack, said she has not done anything wrong and all this is being done to create a narrative. Refuting the police's claims, she accused the Delhi Police of being "biased". On being named as one of the attackers during the violence, Ghosh said she too has evidence on how she was attacked.

Meanwhile, accusing the Delhi Police of conducting a "shoddy" investigation into the JNU violence case, the Congress on Friday alleged that it was clearly influenced by the government, the home minister and the ruling party, and demanded the removal of the city police chief and the university's vice-chancellor.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Jan 11, 2020 20:17:36 IST