JNUSU members, injured students to address media at 4.30 pm; not calling in police makes V-C complicit, says Sitaram Yechury

JNUSU members, injured students to address media at 4.30 pm; not calling in police makes V-C complicit, says Sitaram Yechury

JNU violence Latest updates: 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.

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