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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Hindu Raksha Dal took the responsibility of JNU violence

Hindu Raksha Dal took the responsibility of JNU violence

New Delhi: Social media was flooded Tuesday evening with photos of celebrity Deepika Padukone standing in the audience gathered for a protest match at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi. Padukone was spotted standing behind Aishe Ghosh, the student body president, who was injured in Sunday’s masked mob attack.

The fundamental university was in the news Sunday following an attack . Teachers and students have alleged these attackers belonged to the Right-wing ABVP, while it’s alleged that the left pupil organisations were behind it.

Padukone left without addressing the audience, and her decision prompted Ghosh to remark,’you should speak up, when you’re in a position’, according to news agency PTI.

On Monday, the 34-year-old actor told a news station that she feels proud that people raised their voice in reference to the protests from the Citizenship Act that was amended and have come out, the National Register of violence and Citizens .

‘I feel proud to see that we aren’t afraid to express ourselves… I think that the fact that we are thinking about the country and its potential…. Whatever may be our viewpoint, it’s wonderful to see,’ she told NDTV India.

‘I’m proud about it that people are coming out ⁠– be it on the streets or where they are ⁠– because it’s important they are increasing their voice and expressing themselves. It is necessary that a point of view be put forward, if we want to see change in society and life,’ she added.

The actor is in the capital to promote her upcoming film Chhapaak, led by Meghna Gulzar, which releases.

As news of the visit spread of Padukone, people on Twitter began splitting with a few commending others and her criticising her. The hashtag #BoycottChhapaak also gained traction.

As many as 34 people were injured, with several, including Ghosh, sustaining head injuries and fractures. Ghosh alleged that the campus security was in a nexus with the attackers, and she was targeted. The authorities, who were outside the campus at the time of the attack, came under criticism for entering JNU much later.

According the authorities waited to enter the campus, citing the Jamia Millia Islamia controversy a couple weeks before.

In a report to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, JNU administration said Sunday’s violence was the result of a scuffle between two groups of students during a meeting organised by the JNU Teachers’ Association — a claim denied by both teachers and students.

Earlier Tuesday, the Hindu Raksha Dal, a fringe right-wing group, took responsibility for the attack in a video posted on media.

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