Masked men attacked students at JNU campus, several including JNUSU prez injured

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The Hush Post| 8:23 pm|one-minute-read|

About 50-odd men entered Jawahar Lal Nehru University campus around 6.30 pm. Terrified students called professors for help, a professor told a media organisation. Aishe Ghosh, the president of JNUSU was brutally attacked.

The accusation is against the ABVP of working in tandem with outsiders who came armed to the campus, Saket Moon, Vice-President of the students union, claimed that the mob was going from room to room, “indiscriminately attacking students”. Through it, security guards remained “mute spectators”, he said.

A professor, Atul Sood said: “The mob threw huge stones and entered hostels, vandalising property.”

“These were not small stones, these were big stones that could have broken our skulls. I fell on the side and when I came out, I saw cars completely vandalised including my car,” said Professor Sood,

Injured and bleeding, Aishe Ghosh, the president of the students’ union, has been taken to AIIMS.

“I have been brutally attacked by goons wearing masks. I have been bleeding. I was brutally beaten up,” Aishe Ghosh said.

Hashtagged “#EmergencyinJNU  and #SOSJNU, a tweet from the students’ union’s official handle read: “Professors who were trying to protect us have been beaten up. These are unknown ABVP goons, not all are students, they have covered their faces, and they are moving towards the hotels near the West Gate. Stay alert. Make human chains. Protect each other.”

Yesterday, the JNU administration said students agitating over the hike in hostel fees “ransacked” the server room and “intimidated” the technical staff.

While the JNUSU alleged that students were attacked by ABVP members, the RSS-affiliated ABVP said its members protested against the disruption of internet, after which they were attacked by the members of the Left Unity.

The university has been seeing a standoff between the students and the administration over hike in hostel fees for over 70 days.


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