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

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Updated08 Jan 2020, 02:57 AM IST
India
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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.

Snapshot
  • 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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3:02 PM, 05 Jan

'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

3:18 PM, 05 Jan

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)”

3:45 PM, 05 Jan

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.

4:10 PM, 05 Jan

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.


Published: 05 Jan 2020, 03:15 PM IST