Left or no ABVP in JNU report on Sunday attack, it states students scuffled at JNUTA meet

Left or no ABVP in JNU report on Sunday attack, it states students scuffled at JNUTA meet

New Delhi: The JNU administration, in its report to the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Sunday evening’s attack on its students and teachers, has said there was a scuffle between two groups of students during a meeting organised by the JNU Teachers’ Association — a claim denied by both teachers and pupils.

The ministry had asked JNU for a report following Sunday’s episode, and its officials and representatives of the government met to take stock of the situation.

ThePrint has accessed Monday, the report, which JNU submitted to the ministry. The report links it to the protests, and narrates the chronology of events leading up to Sunday evening’s violence.

A ministry spokesperson confirmed to ThePrint that the JNU report had been received, but did not divulge any of its contents.

The chronology of events of administration

‘The JNU Teachers’ Association had organised a meeting at the campus on Sunday evening, when about 4.30 pm, a scuffle broke out between students who didn’t wish to let others register for semester and those who wanted to enroll. After information of masked mob, a time being on the campus began coming in,’ the government states in the report.

JNUTA, had said that there was no scuffle during its meeting, and whatever happened was an’attack’.

The government’s report avoids mentioning’Left’ or’ABVP’ when it talks about the groups of students in the context of Sunday, but, rather, addresses them as’pupils who didn’t want other people to enroll’ and’others who wanted to register’.

The government goes on to say that following the’scuffle’, information started coming in about a mob inside the campus. It says the masked mob attacked students, when the police was called in and that is. In this period, the security guards tried to save students, and received injuries, the report states.

It mentions that because of the lack of CCTV cameras in the guards hostel premises and government could not get the info. The spot is in front of Sabarmati hostel.

When the protests against the fee increase started on campus, the report mentions the sequence of events from October. It says that regardless of the affiliation, all pupils, were protesting against the fee increase, but it says just’Left’ students protested. After protesting against the session exams in December, it alleges they tried to disrupt the process of registration.

The government also says that students tried to interrupt the process of enrollment by interrupting the electricity supply and net connection in server rooms on 3 and 4 January.

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