Violence in JNU, masked goons attack students, teachers
New Delhi, January 5, 2020
Violence swept the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday as several masked individuals, both male and female, thrashed students, including girls, and teachers inside the varsity campus with wooden and metal rods.
Two office-bearers of the Jawaharal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU), including President Aishe Ghosh -- who was reportedly hit over the eye with an iron rod, received severe injuries. They accused RSS' student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for the rampant violence in the campus.
"I have been brutally beaten up by masked people. I don't know who they were," Ghosh said as she broke into tears while blood flowed profusely from her head. She has been taken to a nearby hospital.
JNUSU General Secretary Satish Chandra was also injured in the attack.
JNUSU Vice=President Saket Moon also accused the ABVP of leading the attack, which was bolstered by outsiders.
In a WhatsAap message to the media, Moon said:' "ABVP has formed a mob of goons from outside the JNU campus. They are going room to room with sticks, stones."
Hostel rooms, and lobbies were vandalised during the assault while several vehicles parked on roads were damaged by the unidentified miscreants.
The administration's response on the issue is still awaited, while police had reached the spot also.