Masked Goons Attack Students Teachers In JNU

A masked mob on Sunday entered the Sabarmati Hostel on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus and assaulted several students and professors with sticks and rods.

“I have been brutally attacked by goons wearing masks. I am bleeding. I was brutally beaten up,” JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh told reporters.

She has been admitted to the AIIMS here for treatment. Several other students were also injured in the incident.

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh

In a video of the incident, a group of goons with their faces covered can be seen assaulting students with wooden sticks and rods.

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Jawaharlal University Students’ Union (JNUSU) on Sunday jumped to trade blame after a masked mob of goons entered the campus premises and assaulted several students.

Terming the attack in JNU as “undeclared emergency”, ABVP shared a video of its national general secretary Nidhi Tripathi.

“It is unfortunate that for the past two months, Naxals have halted the academic process. They stopped the registration for papers. When the students demanded to register, they entered the hostels and assaulted them,” Tripathi said in the video message.

In the tweet, ABVP claimed that the attack was organised “by the leftist goons of SFI, AISA and DSF on ABVP karyakartas and students in JNU.”

JNUSU, on the other hand, accused the JNU unit of ABVP of the attack.

“AVBPJNU, you have attacked your own university, your professors and your classmates. By encouraging ABVP terrorists to enter the campus, by giving them information to help them single out Union Representatives, you have enabled terrorists like your ideological predecessors,” JNUSU said in a tweet.

A tweet from the official handle of the JNUSU said, “Sabarmati Hostel: right now. They are beating the students who are inside. Knocking on doors with rods. People are jumping from balconies. #SOSJNU #EmergencyinJNU.”

Meanwhile, the ABVP’s JNU unit claimed in a tweet: “Emergency in JNU. Leftist goons of JNU accompained with their cadre from other universities have crossed every limit. They have proceeded with unimaginable violence on ABVP activists of JNU.”


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