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Violence erupts in JNU as masked mob attacks students, teachers; police say peace restored, varsities protest
Violence broke out at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in the police.
Over 20 people, including JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
How it unfolded: The students alleged that the attackers entered hostels and assaulted students and teachers. Video footage aired by some TV channels showed a group of men, who were brandishing hockey sticks, moving around a building.
Surajit Mazumdar, a professor of economics at JNU, blamed the administration for Sunday’s violence and said masked goons threatened the families of faculty members.
Manhandled: Swaraj Abhiyan chief Yogendra Yadav was manhandled outside the campus He said police personnel deployed on the campus were standing instead of controlling the situation.
Several political leaders including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Meenakshi Lekhi, Sanjay Singh and Manoj Tiwari visited the injured students at AIIMS.
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Curated and compiled by Chitwan Kaur
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