JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh along with several other students was badly injured in violence between ABVP and Left students in the varsity campus on Sunday evening. Reports suggested that some outsiders were also involved in the mishap.
In the pictures Aishe Ghosh can be seen bleeding badly from her head because of the blow she suffered above the eye with an iron rod. She was rushed to the nearby hospital to make her recieve the treatment.
Apart from the students, teachers along with General Secretary Satish Chandra also bore the blunt of the violence and were assaulted.
According to reports from the people present at the spot, a mob of outsiders, brandishing lathis, from Munirka area had entered the campus. The miscreants have now reportedly fled.
Earlier, the Akhil Bhartiya Vidhayrthi Parishad (ABVP) accused Left students of vandalising the Periyar hostel of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and severely injuring various students present inside the hostel.
“Around four to five hundred members of the Left gathered around the Periyar hostel, vandalised the hostel and forcibly entered the hostel to thrash the ABVP activists inside,” ABVP’s JNU unit President Durgesh spoke with the reports.
“The ABVP and administration have been targeting the students’ protest against the fee hike. This is nothing but a false allegation to misguide students and the society,” JNUSU General Secretary Satish Chandra told the media.
News was heard that Home minister Amit Shah got in touch with the Delhi commissioner and enquired about the current situation at JNU.
The incident was criticised from various officials and ministeries.
The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, tweeted “Horrifying images from JNU — the place I know & remember was one for fierce debates & opinions but never violence. I unequivocally condemn the events of today.”
The Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, said in a tweet “Have seen pictures of what is happening in JNU. Condemn the violence unequivocally”.
Priyanka Gandhi wrote on twitter, “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 injuries on their heads. One student said the police kicked him several times on his head”.
I am so shocked to know about the violence at JNU. Students attacked brutally. Police should immediately stop violence and restore peace. How will the country progress if our students will not be safe inside univ campus?” Arvind Kejriwal wrote in a tweet.