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The Police has filed a case of arson and assault against the unknown miscreants. Meanwhile, hundreds of people staged protests in Mumbai and Pune on Monday condemning the manner in which students and teachers were targeted. The Congress has alleged that the violence in JNU was sponsored by the government. Meanwhile, union minister Prakash Javadekar blamed it on the opposition Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and Left parties…reports Asian Lite News

New Delhi: A girl student at JNU was hit over the eye with a rod after clashes erupted between groups of students at JNU campus in New Delhi on Jan 5, 2020. (Photo: IANS) by .
A girl student at JNU was hit over the eye with a rod after clashes erupted between groups of students at JNU campus in New Delhi on Jan 5, 2020. (Photo: IANS)

The Delhi Police on Monday registered an FIR in connection with the violence that broke out in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

A case of arson and assault has been filed against the unknown miscreants. The case will be transferred to the Crime Branch later in the day, police sources said.

“We have registered a case against various sections of the Indian Penal Code. The case is filed on the basis of a complaint from the police officials,” said a senior officer, adding that the case was being probed by the Vasant Kunj police station.

On Sunday night, the police detained four outsiders from the North gate of the varsity, when they were trying to flee the campus.

“They are being interrogated and their credentials are being checked,” the official said.

Several masked individuals thrashed students and teachers inside the campus here with wooden and metal rods on Sunday.

New Delhi: A professor who was assaulted by the miscreants being treated at a hospital after clashes erupted between groups of students at JNU campus in New Delhi on Jan 5, 2020. (Photo: IANS) by .
A professor who was assaulted by the miscreants being treated at a hospital after clashes erupted between groups of students at JNU campus in New Delhi on Jan 5, 2020. (Photo: IANS)

While the number of the injured in the clashes, which occurred throughout Sunday was not yet known, at least 20 students were admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences with severe injuries, including the Students Union President Aishe Ghosh, who was reportedly hit over the eye with an iron rod.

Meanwhile, shaken by the attacks in the JNU, hundreds of people staged protests in Mumbai and Pune on Monday condemning the manner in which students and teachers were targeted.

The impromptu protests started from midnight and continued till morning at the Gateway of India, near the IIT-Bombay campus in Powai in Mumbai. And in Pune, protests occured in the FTII Campus.

Many carried the Tricolour, candles, handwritten banners and posters expressing solidarity with the JNU students and raised slogans demanding action against those involved in the attack.

The Congress has alleged that the violence in the Jawaharlal Nehru University was sponsored by the government and that the Prime Minister and Home Minister were responsible for the situation.

Launching a scathing attack on the government, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said: “What is happening in the university campus is sponsored by the government, which wants to crush the voices, and Prime Minister and Home Minister are responsible for this.”

Speaking to the media, he said nearly 300 masked goons created mayhem on the campus and went from hostel to hostel beating up the students, including JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh.

New Delhi: Police personnel deployed outside the JNU campus after Akhil Bhartiya Vidhayrthi Parishad (ABVP) has accused left inclined students of vandalising the Periyar hostel of Jawharlal Nehru University (JNU) and severely injuring various students present inside the hostel, in New Delhi on Jan 5, 2020. (Photo: IANS) by .
Police personnel deployed outside the JNU campus after Akhil Bhartiya Vidhayrthi Parishad (ABVP) has accused left inclined students of vandalising the Periyar hostel of Jawharlal Nehru University (JNU) and severely injuring various students present inside the hostel, in New Delhi on Jan 5, 2020. (Photo: IANS)

“The entire country witnessed state-sponsored terrorism and ‘goondaism’ on Sunday on the JNU campus,” he said.

Meanwhile, union minister Prakash Javadekar blamed it on the opposition Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and Left parties.

Taking to Twitter, Javadekar said: “I condemn yesterday’s violence in JNU. Few elements along with a group from Congress, AAP and Communists deliberately wants to create an atmosphere of violence across India and particularly in universities. There should be an inquiry against them.”

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