JNU Violence: 100 MPs to Write to Prez Kovind Seeking VC’s Sacking
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JNU Violence: 100 MPs to Write to Prez Kovind Seeking VC’s Sacking

Around 100 MPs have been contacted, they have decided to write to the President demanding sacking of JNU VC, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury was quoted by PTI as saying on Tuesday, 7 January.

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone also made headlines as she joined the protests at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The whole nation erupted in protests against the violence unleashed on the students of JNU by masked miscreants, who entered the campus and thrashed students and faculty members. The masked mob also vandalised hostel rooms and damaged college property.

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  • The police has also filed an FIR against Aishe Ghosh and 19 others on the complaint of the varsity administration in connection with vandalising servers
  • The protest against the JNU violence was called off in Mumbai on Tuesday after the demonstrators were shifted from Gateway of India to Azad Maidan
  • JNU Professor Sucharita Sen has filed a police complaint in connection with the violence on Saturday
  • Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said “masked men” involved in the JNU attack will soon be unmasked

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'Attacked By Masked Goons': JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh

In a video being circulated online, JNUSU’s President Aishe Ghosh, with blood running down her face, can be heard saying, “I've been brutally attacked by goons who were masked, I have been bleeding... I am not in a condition to talk.”

Warning: Distressing visuals

So Shocked: Kejriwal Tweets Against Violence in JNU

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “I am so shocked to know abt the violence at JNU. Students attacked brutally. Police shud immediately stop violence and restore peace. How will the country progress if our students will not be safe inside univ campus? (sic)”

Have Entered JNU Campus on Request of Univ Admin: Delhi Police

Delhi Police says it has entered JNU campus on request of university administration to restore law and order.

Yogendra Yadav Pushed Down, Roughed up in Police Presence at JNU

Swaraj Party leader Yogendra Yadav was pushed to the ground, manhandled by a mob in police presence at Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday, 5 January.

Violence at JNU 'Reflection of Fear' That 'Fascists in Control of Our Nation' Have of Students: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed shock over the violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday night and claimed that it was a "reflection of fear" that "fascists in control of our nation" have of the students.

"The brutal attack on JNU students and teachers by masked thugs, that has left many seriously injured, is shocking. The fascists in control of our nation, are afraid of the voices of our brave students. Today's violence in JNU is a reflection of that fear," he said in a tweet.

18 From JNU Have Come to AIIMS Trauma Centre: Hospital Official

AIIMS Trauma Centre official said, “18 people from JNU have come to AIIMS Trauma Centre with complaints of bleeding in head, abrasions among others. Investigations are underway.”

Amit Shah Seeks Report on JNU Violence: MHA

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to take stock of situation in Jawaharlal Nehru University. Joint CP rank official will investigate and submit a report.

HRD Ministry Seeks Immediate Report From JNU Registrar Over Violence on Campus

The HRD ministry sought an immediate report from JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar about the situation on the campus after masked men armed with sticks attacked students and teachers and damaged property there.

"We have sought an immediate report from the JNU registrar about the situation on the campus. We have spoken to the vice chancellor and Delhi police officials to ensure that peace is maintained on the campus," officials told PTI.

25 of Our Members Seriously Injured, 11 Missing: ABVP

The ABVP on Sunday alleged that its members, including its JNU unit secretary, were attacked by members of the Left-backed students' outfits and 11 of the RSS-affiliated outfit's members were missing.

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) alleged that its members were "brutally" attacked by students affiliated to Left student organisations SFI, AISA and the DSF.

"Around 25 students have been seriously injured in this attack and there is no information as to the whereabouts of 11 students," the outfit said. "Masked goons of Left entered the Jawaharlal Nehru University today and beat up the students who went for registration."

"The JNU students affiliated to ABVP were brutally attacked," it said.

According to the ABVP, its JNU unit secretary and its last year's JNUSU presidential candidate, Manish Jangid, was "severely injured (his hand is fractured). Many students have suffered head injuries and a few students are still missing".

Situation inside JNU Campus Normal, Flag March Being Conducted: DCP Southwest

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Devender Arya said, “The situation inside the campus is normal. Extensive flag march conducted by police. All hostel areas have been secured. Police deployment has been done at strategic points.”

Acts of Violence, Anarchy Will Not be Tolerated: HRD Ministry

Acts of violence, anarchy will not be tolerated. JNU incident unfortunate and highly condemnable, tweeted HRD Ministry.

Priyanka Gandhi Reaches AIIMS to Meet 18 Injured in JNU Violence

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reached Delhi’s AIIMS Trauma Centre where 18 people from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have been admitted following violence at university on Sunday, 5 January.

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Strongly Condemn the Violence on JNU Campus: BJP

BJP condemned the violence in the JNU campus and tweeted, “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.”

"Acts of violence, anarchy will not be tolerated. JNU incident unfortunate and highly condemnable," tweeted HRD Ministry.

Violators of University Rules Who Are Trying to Disrupt Peaceful Atmosphere Won't be Spared: JNU

JNU registrar, in a statement said, “It is unfortunate that violence took place in JNU campus this evening. The administration strongly condemns any form of violence in the campus. The JNU administration feels great pain and anguish for the students who have sustained injuries in the violence.”

The statement added, “Violators of university rules who are trying to disrupt peaceful academic atmosphere of campus will not be spared.”

Students Protest Outside Old Delhi Police Headquarters After JNU Violence

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Hundreds of students from different universities in the national capital staged a protest outside the old Delhi Police headquarters at ITO after violence broke out at the JNU.

Students from the JNU were joined by those from Delhi University and Jamia Millia Islamia.

The protesters raised slogans and demanded that police leave the JNU campus.

Lights Back on Outside JNU Main Gate

JNU Teachers Raise Question on University's Security, Allege Administration Colluded With Attackers

Hours after violence broke out at the JNU campus on Sunday, teachers raised questions on the university's security and alleged that the administration was hand in glove with the attackers.

They also said the violence had left students petrified.

AMU, Jamia, FTII and JU Join Protest Against Violence in JNU

Days after unrest in the campus over the contentious citizenship law, protests were held at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) late on Sunday, 5 January, night against violence at the JNU.

A spokesperson of protesting students said that a march was held in the night to express solidarity with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, who were attacked by masked men armed with sticks.

Students of the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) here on late Sunday night staged a protest condemning the attack on students of Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.

They held a demonstration outside the gate of the premier film institute, holding banners with message "FTII stands with JNU, condemns the violence of ABVP Goons".

Video Shows Mob Freely Roaming With Lathis in JNU Campus

A video tweeted out by senior journalist Barkha Dutt and several others show a group of men roaming around the JNU campus freely wielding lathis and sticks.

Hours After Attacks by Masked Men, Students March into the Campus Through Main Gate

Hours after attack by masked men, the main gate of JNU was opened and students marched in, shouting “Jai Bheem” slogans.

Hundreds Flock to Gateway of India in Mumbai to Protest Against JNU Attack

Many are out on streets in Mumbai for a midnight protest against the attack inside JNU.

JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh Being Treated at AIIMS

At least 28 people, including JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured as chaos reigned on the campus for nearly two hours on Sunday.

The students are undergoing treatment at the AIIMS trauma centre.

ABVP Releases List of 11 Students Injured

As the right wing student organisation ABVP was accused of attacking the students of JNU, the student wing of the BJP has also released a list of 11 of its members, reported to have been injured at the university.

JNU violence: Delhi Police Holds Meeting With Students, Teachers

Delhi Police PRO M S Randhawa held a meeting with a delegation of students and teachers after violence broke out at the Jawaharlal Nehru University here, officials said on Monday, 6 January.

Ask PM Modi to Visit JNU Himself: Umar Khalid on JNU Violence

Protests Carry Overnight at Gateway of India

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Students continue to protest outside Gateway of India against yesterday's violence in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Midnight Protests Held at IIM Bangalore to Condemn JNU Violence

IIM Bangalore midnight vigil for JNU
IIM Bangalore midnight vigil for JNU
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Students at IIM Bangalore held midnight protests in solidarity with JNU and unequivocally condemned violence inside the varsity campus.

'Vandalised Room Belong to Muslims,' JNU Student Tells The Quint

Rehman Mirza, a JNU student studying Pashtun told The Quint that, "All the rooms here that have been vandalised, belong to Muslims."

JNU Administration to Meet MHRD

Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has called the Registrar, Proctor and Rector of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to his office to discuss the mob attack on students on the varsity campus.

At Least 24 Students Admitted to AIIMS After Mob Attack on Campus

At least 24 students who were injured during the violence which broke out at JNU on Sunday, 5 January were admitted to AIIMS trauma centre with serious injuries.

'Left Trying to Convert JNU Into Naxal Campus,' Says ABVP JNU President

Reacting to the mob attack on students ABVP JNU President Durgesh Kumar said, “Around 500-1000 people attacked us inside the premises. 25 of our supporters are injured all of them were JNU students.”
Naxal goons are roaming freely in the campus, Left is trying to convert it into Naxal campus,” he added, reports News18.

AAP Meeting on JNU Violence Underway at Kejriwal's Residence

A meeting of senior Aam Aadmi Party leaders to discuss the mob attack on JNU students is underway at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence.

Delhi Police Registers FIR in JNU Violence Case

FIR registered by Delhi Police in connection with the attack on students by a mob on JNU campus. FIR has been registered under the charges of rioting and damage to public property.

(Source: ANI)

23 Students Admitted to AIIMS Discharged

23 students who were admitted to AIIMS with serious injuries following JNU violence have been discharged from the hospital.

(Source: ANI)

Amit Shah Requests Delhi Lt Governor to Hold Talks With JNU Representatives

Home Minister Amit Shah has requested Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, asking him to call representatives from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and hold talks.

(Source: ANI)

'Univ's Priority to Protect Academic Interests of Students, Need Not Worry': JNU VC

JNU Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar told ANI, “I would like to appeal to all students to maintain peace. University stands by all the students to facilitate their pursuit of academic activities. We will ensure that their winter semester registration will take place without any hindrance.”

He added, “They need not fear about their process. The top priority of the University is to protect the academic interests of our students.”

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All 34 JNU Students Discharged From AIIMS

Dr. Rajesh Malhotra, AIIMS Trauma Centre Chief: All 34 JNU students who were admitted to hospital for treatment on Sunday, have been discharged, reported ANI.

'This Govt Subjugating & Suffocating Students': Congress' Randeep Surjewala

Addressing a press conference, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “The masked mob entered the Periyar hostel and beta up people. What is the enmity with the students of and youth of India, Congress asks Modi and Amit Shah. They have been subjugating and suffocating the students under their autocratic and despotic rule.”

He added, “The way the students are being attacked, and their voices are being muffed reminds us of Nazi Germany which has come back under their rule. Why is the government beating up students who are raising their voice against fee hike which parents and students cannot pay?”

Surjewala continued, “The entire country witnessed state sponsored goondism and terrorism yesterday in the campus of JNU. All this happened under the watch of JNU administration and also Delhi Police which is directly controlled by Home Minister Amit Shah.”

Two Wardens of JNU'S Sabarmati Hostel Resign, Citing 'Inability to Provide Security'

A senior warden, Meena has resigned from the post stating “I am resigning from the post of senior warden of Sabarmati Hostel because we tried but can't provide the security to Hostel.”

Another Warden, Prakash Chandra Sahoo, resigned stating the same reason. “As we are unable to provide security to the students, on moral ground. I am resigning from my post as warden.”

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(Photo: Accessed by The Quint)
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Registrar, JNU's Pro-VC Meet Delhi's LG Anil Baijal

The Registrar, Pro-VC of JNU are meeting the Delhi Lieutenant Governor to apprise him of the situation, stated MHA officials, reports PTI.

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Delhi Police Crime Branch to Probe into JNU Violence

The JNU violence case has been transferred to Delhi Police Crime Branch.

“The police will talk to students and start collecting evidence,” PTI quoted officials.

Against JNU Violence, NSUI to Protest at Arts Fac in DU at 2 PM

National Students' Union of India (NSUI) to protest at Arts Faculty, North Campus in Delhi University at 2 pm today, against the violence that took place at JNU campus on Sunday.

Police Outside JNU, Devendra Arya DCP (South-West) Also Present

Police outside Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) main gate. Devendra Arya, DCP (South-West) is also present.

Aligarh Muslim University Students' Union Calls JNU Violence 'Blot on India's Constitutional Democracy'

The Aligarh Muslim University Students' Union (AMUSU) reacting to the violence at JNU on Sunday, called it a "blot on the consitutional democracy of India" in an official statement.

“The visuals and media reports describing the hostage like situation at JNU last night, wherein students were locked in their hostel rooms for four hours and a state guarded mob went on rampage are extremely threatening and shameful,” their statement read.

AMUSU stated that the entry of men and women holding lathis, rods and other weapons into a campus, beating students, attacking media fraternity and yet the police was acting as silent spectators for hours raising serious questions on the intent and conduct of police.

Police forces are also on alert with additional forces being deployed in Universities across the state including AMU.

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Protest at Town Hall in Bengaluru Against JNU Violence

In Karnataka, protest held at Town Hall in Bengaluru against Sunday's violence in JNU.

FTII Students Condemn JNU Violence, More Protests Planned

Students of the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune staged a protest on Sunday midnight against violence at JNU in Delhi.

“They are also planning to hold another demonstration on Monday, a meeting for which is currently underway,” a member of FTII students' association said, reported PTI.

On Sunday midnight, the FTII students carried 'mashals' (fire torches) while shouting slogans against the violence and expressing solidarity with the JNU students.

Progressive Democratic Students Union (PDSU) Activists Protest in Hyd' Osmania Univ

In Hyderabad, Progressive Democratic Students Union(PDSU) activists are also protesting in Osmania University against Sunday's JNU Violence.

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'No Doubt People Given Green Signal by the Govt': Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaddudin Owaisi said, “I condemn this violence. There is no doubt these people were given the green signal by the powers that be. They had covered their faces in a cowardly way and were allowed to enter JNU with rods and sticks.”

Owaisi, continued, “Worst is there is a video which shows Police allowed them safe passage,” reported ANI.

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MHRD Secy Holds Meeting With JNU Registrar, Proctor in Delhi

In Delhi, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Secretary's meeting with JNU Registrar, Proctor and other University officials is underway, reported ANI.

DCW Chief Swati Maliwal Summons Police Over Assault on Female Students at JNU

Delhi Commission for Women Chief Swati Maliwal today has issued summons to Delhi Police over assault on female students inside the JNU campus on Sunday, reports ANI.

Panjab University Students Raise Voice Against Violence in JNU

Some students today shouted slogans during a seminar at the Panjab University in Chandigarh to protest the violence at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.

The students shouted slogans when Haryana Assembly Speaker Gian Chand Gupta was speaking a seminar- 'Women's Participation in Decision Making' at the PU campus in Chandigarh.

Protesters including girls students were taken out of the seminar hall by the security personnel, reported PTI.

'Dangerous Planted Attack on Democracy': Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal chief minister on the JNU violence said, “It is very disturbing, it is a dangerous planted attack on democracy. Anyone who speaks against them is labelled a Pakistani and an enemy of the country. We never saw such a situation in the country before this,” reported ANI.

A day ago, Banerjee also tweeted saying, “ We strongly condemn brutality unleashed angst students/teachers in JNU. No words enough to describe such heinous acts.”

NSUI Protests in Bengaluru Against Mob Attack at JNU

JNU Violence Grim Reminder of Govt's Attempt at Stifling Dissent: Sonia Gandhi

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on JNU mob attack said, “The voice of India’s youth and students is being muzzled everyday. The horrifying and unprecedented violence unleashed on India’s young by goons with active abatement of the ruling Modi Government is deplorable and unacceptable.”

She added, “Yesterday’s bone chilling attack on students and teachers in JNU, Delhi is a grim reminder of the extent the Govt will go to stifle and subjugate every voice of dissent,” reported ANI.

'Appeal to Students to Not Leave Campus': JNU Proctor

Dhananjay Singh, JNU Chief Proctor said, “We appeal students to not leave the campus, measures being taken to normalise situation.”

Singh added, “It is very unfortunate that there has been unabated violence in the University. We had a very good meeting today with the secretary of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). Efforts are on to normalise the university.”

JNUSU to Address Media at 4:30 PM Today in the Campus

In the latest statement by JNUSU, the union said, “All the Office Bearers of the JNU Students Union would like to address the media regarding the situation in JNU today at 4.30 PM at Sabarmati T Point in JNU.”

The statement further read, “This will be followed by testimonies of the injured students. Note this is an Official JNUSU Call. All friends of the media are requested to attend.”

'Constant Demonization of Students by the Govt': Amnesty Condemns JNU Mob Attack

Reacting to the mob attack at JNU, the Executive Director of Amnesty International India, Avinash Kumar said, “The violence unleased on the students inside the JNU campus is shocking. For the Delhi police to tolerate such a violent attack that has resulted in grave injuries is even worse and shows a shameful disregard for the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.”

He added, “It is alarming to note the ease with which the mob entered a ‘secured’ university space and were able to mete out such violence.”

Citing the inability of the Delhi police to provide security to JNU or Jamia, he said, “The constant demonization of the students by the Government of India continues to increase their vulnerability to such attacks and awards impunity to the attackers.”

'Most Clinching Proof of Country's Descent into Fascism,' Says Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram on JNU violence said, “This incident is perhaps the most clinching evidence that we are rapidly descending into anarchy. It happened in the national capital in India’s foremost University under the watch of the Central government, Home Minister, LG and Police Commissioner.”

He added, “ We demand that the perpetrators of violence be identified and arrested within 24 hours and brought to justice. We also demand that accountability on officers be fixed and action taken immediately.”

Chidambaram also said that buck starts with Delhi Police commissioner and stops with Home Minister Amit Shah.

'JNU Violence Reminded Me of 26/11 Terror Attack': Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on JNU violence said, “What was the need for attackers to wear masks? They were cowards. I was watching on TV and it reminded me of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. I will not tolerate such attacks in Maharashtra.”

Uddhav added, “There is an atmosphere of fear among the students in the country, we all need to come together and instill confidence in them,” reported ANI.

'Campuses Should Not Be Made Political Battlefields': Irani

Referring to violence inside Delhi's JNU, Union Miniser Smriti Irani today said campuses should not be made a “political battlefield.”

“I had said it earlier as well and I amreiterating it now that educational institutions should not be made 'rajiniti ka akhada' (political battlefield) as it affects the life and progress of our students,” Irani told reporters when asked about the violence in the campus, reported PTI.

“I hope students will not be used as 'rajnitik mohre' (political tools),” the Amethi MP said.

JNUTA Seeks Removal of VC, Inquiry Into Attack Incident on Campus

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association (JNUTA) today demanded the removal of Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar after the attack on students and faculty members by an armed masked mob, reported PTI.

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.

ABVP Protests Outside Mumbai College Against JNU Violence

Students affiliated to the RSS- backed ABVP today held a demonstration outside Ruia College in Matunga against violence in Delhi's JNU and accused Leftist outfits and the JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) of orchestrating it.

At least 28 people, including JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured. Speaking to reporters in Mumbai, ABVP national secretary Ankit Owhal said, “The Left and JNUSU are responsible for Sunday's violence. Some 23 ABVP students were injured. The police must arrest the people who went around in masks attacking students.”

'JNU VC Complicit in Pre-Planned JNU Mob Attack': Sitaram Yechury

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said, “It is clearly a pre-planned attack from outsiders. It is an assault on reason, rationality and democracy. For five hours nearly, the VC did not respond or asked the police to come in and restore normalcy and that makes him also complicit in this attack.”

The party in a statement also said, “The Vice Chancellor should be sacked for this complicity in permitting this attack.”

JNU VC 'Completely Ineffective', Needs to Step out to Deal With Crisis: Ex-Chancellor Karan Singh

Former JNU Chancellor and senior Congress leader Karan Singh today slammed the university's Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar over the violence on campus, alleging that he had been “absent” at this crucial juncture and was “completely ineffective.”

Expressing shock at the events at the premier university, Singh urged the Home Ministry to get the whole matter impartially probed and apprehend the “masked miscreants who violently attacked university students, including women, and take necessary action against them regardless of their political affiliations.”

Around 700 Police Personnel Deployed Outside JNU

A day after violence broke out on JNU campus, around 700 police personnel were deployed outside its gates today, police said.

The police said the large deployment has been made to maintain law and order, reported PTI.

Will Never Let Universities Become 'Adda' For Politics: HRD Min Pokhriyal

Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal said, “Universities are meant for education and should never be made a political base. Action will be taken against those who will be found guilty. Will never let universities become ‘adda’ for politics.”

Had Kejriwal Visited JNU, BJP Would've Taken Advantage of It After Vitiating Atmosphere: AAP

As Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal drew criticism for not visiting JNU campus after Sunday's violence, AAP leader Sanjay Singh has said that had the party chief gone to the university, the BJP would have vitiated the atmosphere there and blamed it on him.

Kejriwal has been receiving flak from some quarters for not visiting the spot after masked men armed with sticks attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, reported PTI.

Change.Org India Runs Petition for JNU VC to Step Down

'Called Police for 2 Hours But No Help': JNUSU Vice Prez

“We called police for two hours but did not get any help,” said JNUSU vice president Saket Moon talking about the mob attack on the campus on Sunday that left at least 25 people injured.

'Apprehend the Perpetrators': JNUTF Urges Admin, Agencies

Jawaharlal Nehu University Teachers; Federation (JNUTF) in its official statement, said, “The mob marched from hostel to hotel and room to room, attacked students and teachers, and also damaged public and private properties. JNUTF strongly condemns this and previous acts of violence which have been happening for more than two months.”

They demanded that the JNU administartion and the law enforcement agencies act swiftly and apprehend the perpetrators.

JNUTF added that the masked group attacked students, teachers and the wardens. It stated that the same group of masked men were also responsible for creating a ruckus on the campus on Saturday as well.

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Protest Outside JNU North gate, 'Jai Shri Ram' Slogans Heard

'Committee Formed to Avoid Delay in Investigation': Delhi Police PRO on JNU Attack

Delhi Police PRO, MS Randhawa on the mob attack at JNU said, “A committee has been formed under the Joint Commissioner of Police, for fact finding and to avoid any delay in investigation and inquiry. We have found some vital clues and we are trying that the case is solved soon,” reported ANI.

He added, ‘Normally, police deployment is only in the administration block, and the scuffle took place away from that area. Around 7:45 pm, we were requested by JNU administration, then we entered the University and carried out a flag march.”

Congress Appoints Fact Finding Committee on JNU Mob Attack

Students Hit Kolkata Streets Against JNU Violence

Students and ordinary people took out a rally from College Square to Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on Monday, 6 January, to protest the violence at the JNU campus.

A gherao has been planned at the airport on 11 January when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the city for the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Kolkata Port, sources told The Quint.

'Establish Truth of What Happened': Abhijit Banerjee Urges Modi Govt

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has urged the government to establish “the truth of what happened” in the light of the mob attack on students and faculty at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday, 5 January.

An alumnus of the university, Banerjee, while speaking to News18, said that the attack “has too many echoes of the years when Germany was moving towards Nazi rule.”

Didn’t See Any ‘Tukde Tukde’ Gang When I Was in JNU: EAM Jaishankar

Referring to the violence at JNU campus, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday, 6 January, said “I can certainly tell you, when I studied in JNU, we didn't see any 'tukde tukde' gang there.”

Earlier, Jaishankar had condemned the violence and said, "This is completely against the tradition and culture of the university."

Jadavpur University Students Clash With Police Personnel in Kolkata

Clashes broke out between Jadavpur University students and police personnel near Sulekha Mor in Kolkata, during protest against JNU violence, ANI reported.

'Act Against Those Behind JNU Violence': Digvijaya to Amit Shah

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday, condemned the violence in Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and asked Union Home Minister Amit Shah to bring the perpetrators to justice.

"We strongly oppose the way JNU students were treated on Sunday night. Girls were assaulted in the violence. Those responsible should be identified and arrested," Singh said.

'Attack on JNU Students a Well-Planned Conspiracy': Union Min V Muraleedharan

Union Minister V Muraleedharan on Monday, claimed that the attack on students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi by a masked gang was a well-planned conspiracy, even as the Congress in Kerala hit out at the BJP, saying it cannot always suppress dissenting voices, PTI reported.

Muraleedharan, the lone Kerala union minister, alleged that there was a conspiracy to malign the country's universities.

He also alleged that the marxist party has a history of unleashing violence and then portray the victims as criminals.

Indian Youth Congress Members Hold Torch Rally at India Gate

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Indian Youth Congress members held a torch rally at India Gate in Delhi against violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

TMC MPs Prevented From Entering JNU

A day after the mob attack at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), 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, said party sources, according to PTI.

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

'We Did Not Lathi-Charge JU Students': Jadavpur DCP

Jadavpur Deputy Commissioner Sudip Sarkar on Monday, 6 January, denied that the police lathi-charged Jadavpur University students amid reports of clashes between supporters of the Left and the BJP in Kolkata, according to ANI.

"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 lathi-charge JU students," Sarkar said.

'Responded to PCR Calls, Law & Order Situation Professionally': Delhi Police

The Delhi Police on Monday rejected charges of reaching the JNU campus late despite several pleas by the students' union, asserting that they responded to PCR calls and law-and-order situation professionally to bring things under control.

Talking to the media, Delhi Police spokesperson Mandeep Singh Randhawa said the force was deployed in the administrative block of the Jawaharlal Nehru University and the scuffle took place in an area far from the spot.

ABVP Claims Left Activists Behind JNU Violence

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Monday, 6 January alleged that Left activists were involved in the attack on teachers and students at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

Manish Jangid, secretary of the ABVP's JNU unit, alleged that "the attacks were carried out by Left activists in an organised way".

Students, Activists Protest in Ahmedabad Against JNU Violence

Over 100 college students, activists and citizens on Monday evening held a peaceful protest outside the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) to denounce the violence at the JNU campus in New Delhi.

Fearing for Safety, Several Women Students Leave Campus

Some were heading back to their home and some to their relatives' place as fear gripped several women students who were leaving the JNU campus on Monday, a day after a mob stormed the university and went on a rampage.

Protests Carry on Overnight at Mumbai's Gateway of India

As the overnight students' protest against the attack on JNU students at the Gateway of India continued for the second consecutive day, celebrities like Vishal Dadlani, Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu, Vishal Bharadwaj and more also joined the protest.

Music composer Vishal Dadlani was also seen singing along with protesters outside the Gateway of India, where the protest has continued non-stop for more than 24 hours.

Anti-JNU Violence Protesters in Mumbai Shifted to Azad Maidan

Anti-JNU violence protesters in Mumbai were shifted from Gateway of India to Azad Maidan, the police said on Tuesday.

FIR Against JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh, 19 Others for 4 January Incident

The Delhi Police has filed an FIR against JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) President Aishe Ghosh and 19 other people in connection with an incident on 4 January, a day before large-scale violence erupted at JNU.

The FIR has been filed for attacking security guards of the varsity and vandalising the server room, NDTV reported.

Police Using Video Footage, Facial Recognition to Identify JNU Violence Culprits

The Delhi Police is taking the help of video footage and facial recognition system to identify those involved in the violence at JNU, government sources cited by PTI said on Tuesday.

The police is also investigating the claim made by a group called Hindu Raksha Dal of being involved in the violence at the university.

'Very Low Point': IIM-A Director Condemns JNU Violence

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, (IIM-A) Director Errol D'Souza has condemned the violence in JNU, dubbing it as a "very low point" in the country's post Independence history.

He said a university stands for tolerance, dialogue and an "agreement to disagree", and violence violates the foundations of a civilisation, PTI reported.

'Total Myth We Do Not Talk to Students': JNU Registrar

JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar on Tuesday said the administration is in contact with the students who are protesting.

"We are trying to make the students understand so that the registration process can be restarted. The administration is in contact with the students who are protesting. It is a total myth that we do not talk to them," Kumar said.

No Fresh Incident Reported from JNU: DCP

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Devender Arya on Tuesday said that no fresh incident has been reported from any part of JNU.

"Active deployment of police to continue both inside and outside the university," he was quoted by ANI as saying.

JNU Professor Sucharita Sen Files Police Complaint

JNU Professor Sucharita Sen, who suffered head injuries during the attack on students and teachers in the university campus on Sunday, has filed a police complaint in connection with the violence.

No Worker or Leader of BJP Can Incite Anyone: MoS Home on JNU Violence

Speaking about the violence in JNU on 5 January, MoS Home Nityanand Rai said on Tuesday, "The BJP believes in law and order. No worker or leader of BJP can think of such a thing or incite anyone. This is the work of communists and Congress and Kejriwal."

Masked Men Involved in JNU Attack Will be Exposed Soon: Javadekar

Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said "masked" men involved in the JNU attack will be exposed soon as the Home Ministry has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event, the Information and Broadcasting Minister was quoted by PTI as saying, "I feel that Home minister has ordered an inquiry and the masked men involved in the JNU attack will soon be unmasked. Also, misunderstandings are deliberately being spread in JNU and in others parts of the country to incite violence, which will also be exposed."

'Will Find Every Opportunity to Make Sure That Normalcy Returns': JNU V-C

Addressing the media two days after violence broke out at JNU on Tuesday, JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar termed the incident as unfortunate.

"Our heart goes out to all injured students... Our campus is known for debates and discussions to resolve to any issues. Violence is not a solution. We will find every opportunity to make sure that normalcy returns to the university," he said.

“Let us put all the past behind... I would like to tell students that JNU campus is a secure place, have urged all students to come back to campus.” 
JNU V-C M Jagadesh Kumar 

Kumar also alleged that some of the students who opposed the registration process damaged the registration room and attacked him on 14 December.

"The registration process has been restarted. Students can register for the winter semester now. Let us make a new beginning and put the past behind," he added.

At Least 10 Injured in ABVP-NSUI Clash in Ahmedabad

At least 10 people were reported injured in clashes between ABVP and NSUI members in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad on Tuesday, reports IANS.

The incident occurred when NSUI activists gathered in front of the ABVP office to protest the violence that took place on Sunday at Delhi's JNU campus.

Jadavpur University Students Begin Protest March Towards Kolkata’s Nizam Palace

Students of West Bengal’s Jadavpur University have begun their march towards Kolkata’s Nizam Palace in protest of the violence that occurred on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Sunday.

Clashes had broken out between JU students and police personnel on Monday.

Teachers, Students Protest Outside JNU Campus

Teachers and students of Jawaharlal Nehru University are protesting outside the university’s campus against Sunday’s violence.

Javadekar Slams NYT Report Claiming JNU Attackers Raised 'Jai Shri Ram' Chants

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday hit out at The New York Times for a report which claimed that the attackers at JNU had raised chants of "Jai Shri Ram".

He said it seems The New York Times consists of the most "ardent bhakts" of Lord Ram as they seem to find him everywhere.

He added that he was waiting to read the newspaper's report on last week's violence at a historic Sikh shrine in Pakistan.

The Union minister's criticism of the US daily came a day after he hit out at British daily Financial Times for referring to the masked mob that attacked JNU students and teachers as "nationalists", asking it to stop predicting India's disintegration at every opportunity.

Campuses Must Not Become Safe Havens for Politics of Hate: Vice President

Days after the Jawaharlal Nehru University was rocked by violence, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said educational campuses must not become safe havens for the politics of hate and violence to thrive, reports PTI.

He also said academic endeavors and co-curricular initiatives must attain primacy in universities and not factionalism and divisive tendencies.

“Our children, when they leave the portals of the educational institutions must be enlightened citizens who will take an abiding interest in protecting our democracy and preserving the fundamental values that are enshrined in our constitution.”
M Venkaiah Naidu, vice president of India

“But our campuses must not become safe havens for the politics of hate and violence to thrive,” Naidu said in his address at the silver jubilee celebrations of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Police Ask People to Provide Info on JNU Attack, Forensic Teams Look for Clues at Campus

Delhi Police on Tuesday issued a public appeal seeking pictures, footage or any information related to about Sunday's violence in JNU campus that left 34 people injured even as forensic teams looked for evidence, reports PTI.

Teams from Physics, Chemistry and Biology divisions of the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) were in the university, sources told the news agency.

The Physics team will collect evidence such as rods and stones used by the masked mob to attack students and teachers at the university, while the Chemistry team will collect samples of chemicals, if there are any. The biology team will collect DNA samples, among other evidence.

A team of photo experts from the FSL was also present at the campus.

JNUSU Calls for Immediate Removal of JNU Vice-Chancellor

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) has called for the immediate removal of Vice-Chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar and an inquiry into his activities, reports IANS.

Owaisi Slams Police for Booking Injured JNU Students

Condemning the police for filing cases against students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) injured in recent violence, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said trespass and attempt to murder cases should be booked against those responsible for the incidents, reports PTI.

He also demanded that the vice-chancellor of JNU should quit and go if there is any shame left over the violence as he was supposed to be the guardian of the students.

Referring to the violence unleashed by a group of masked goons in the campus on Sunday, Owaisi asked how did they enter the university. "Which BJP MP was involved in it. It should have been stopped, he said.

"They should be booked for trespassing under IPC section.

They had rods in their hands. They hit the union (JNUSU) president. There should be a case of attempt to murder," he told a press conference.

Deepika Padukone Joins JNU Protests

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone has joined the protests at JNU against Sunday’s violence.

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone on Tuesday, 7 January joined a protest rally against the attack that took place on students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone on Tuesday, 7 January joined a protest rally against the attack that took place on students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
(Photo: The Quint)

Congress Fact Finding Committee to Visit JNU

The four member fact finding committee formed by Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on JNU violence will visit JNU campus tomorrow (8 January) , reports ANI.

Cannot Stay Neutral on Such Issues: Actor Varun Dhawan

Cannot stay neutral on such issues. It's dangerous and sad if masked people enter an educational institution and all this happens, says Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan, responding to the JNU attack two days after the incident.

Around 100 MPs to Demand President for Sacking JNU VC: Yechury

Around 100 MPs have been contacted, they have decided to write to the President demanding sacking of JNU VC, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury was quoted by PTI as saying on Tuesday.

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