Priyanka Gandhi says Modi and Shah's goons are rampaging through universities:
India has an established global reputation as a liberal democracy. Now Modi-Shah’s goons are rampaging through our universities, spreading fear among our children, who should be preparing for a better future..1/2— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) January 5, 2020
Teachers Turn up at Police HQ | The teachers who went inside the ITO headquarters to talk with police say that police has given no positive response to them. Teachers from Delhi University are also approaching ITO in large numbers. Around 30-40 teachers from Jamia have also reached. Pressure is being built to make the campus secure immediately and to identify and arrest goondas immediately.
FTII Students Protest JNU Attack | Students of the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune 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".
Standing Counsel (Criminal), Government of NCT of Delhi Rahul Mehra condemns police inaction at JNU:
I, as Standing Counsel @DelhiPolice, hang my head in shame after witnessing video clips of goons merrily entering JNU campus, creating mayhem &grievously injuring innocent students, damaging public property and then exiting the campus in capital city. Where is our force @CPDelhi?— Rahul Mehra (@TheRahulMehra) January 5, 2020
DMK Student Wing strongly condemns the brutality of ABVP. "ABVP & BJP must remember one thing, we, the students are neither frightened of them nor would give up our protests. Our fight for freedom from fascism would not be shaken by the violent acts of BJP, ABVP and their stooges. The government should immediately intervene & arrest the ABVP goondas who not only attacked the students, professors of JNU but also vandalised the university properties," it read.
Industrialist Anand Mahindra condemns the violence at JNU today:
It doesn't matter what your politics are. It doesn't matter what your ideology is. It doesn't matter what your faith is. If you're an Indian, you cannot tolerate armed, lawless goons. Those who invaded JNU tonight must be traced & hunted down swiftly & given no quarter...— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 5, 2020
JNUSU rejects BJP's statement expressing condemnation for the violence in which several students and teachers were injured today.
We strongly reject @BJP4India and their false condemnation. This university, the students and professors were mercilessly attacked by ABVP goons, in the presence of @DelhiPolice. There was no violence in JNU. There was only an attack. #JNUAttack #SOSJNU https://t.co/JEIs4QnfaC— JNUSU (@JNUSUofficial) January 5, 2020
JNU Issues Statement | It is unfortunate that violence took place in JNU campus this evening. The JNU administration strongly condemns any form of violence in the campus. "Some masked miscreants also entered the Periyar hostel rooms and attacked the students with sticks and rods. Some of the security guards doing duties at these places were also badly injured...It is unfortunate that a group of students with their violent means of protests are preventing thousands of non-agitating students from pursuing their academic activities. The JNU administration stands by every student who wants to continue their academic programs peacefully in the campus," the statement read.
Students Told Me Goons Attacked Them: Priyanka Gandhi | Priyanka Gandhi tweets after her AIIMS visit, "There is something deeply sickening about a government that allows and encourages such violence to be inflicted on their own children."
Wounded students at AIIMS trauma centre told me that goons entered the campus and attacked them with sticks and other weapons. Many had broken limbs and wounds on their heads. One student said the police kicked him several times on his head.— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) January 5, 2020
Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh: "Why do you need to cover your face? Because you know you are doing something wrong, illegal & punishable. There is no honour in this-Its horrific to see the visuals of students & teachers brutally attacked by masked goons inside JNU-Such violence cannot & should not be tolerated."
BJP Condemns Violence at JNU Campus | After its Unoin Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and S Jaishankar tweeted condemning the violence at JNU, the BJP also posted a tweet saying that universites should remain places of learning and education.
We strongly condemn the violence on JNU campus. 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.— BJP (@BJP4India) January 5, 2020
Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill poses questions for the BJP:
4 Q’s for #BJP:— Jaiveer Shergill (@JaiveerShergill) January 5, 2020
1. How did masked men enter #JNU?
2. Why Police remains a mute spectator & delay in response time?
3. Why HM & PM r silent whenever students r attacked?
4. How come only those campuses come under attack frm where voices of dissent against Govt come? #JNUViolence pic.twitter.com/3eyxh4s7t0
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. @ABVPVoice#RED_TERROR_IN_JNU#Red_Violence pic.twitter.com/BEQf9caL1G— ABVP JNU (@abvpjnu) January 5, 2020
7 ambulances sent to JNU to provide help for injured students and professors. More are on standby, please DM my colleague @ShaleenMitra for any further medical help required by anyone.— Akshay Marathe (@AkshayMarathe) January 5, 2020
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?— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 5, 2020