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JNU attack: Students wounded by masked men in India


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

06th Jan, 2020. 10:10 am
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JNU attack

Masked men injured students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) after entering the campus in Dehli.

Around 20 students have been injured in the campus.

The reason behind the clash is unclear. Given that the university students had carried out a protest against Citizenship Law that discriminates Muslims.

One member of the staff reported that students and teachers were attacked by masked men with stones and sticks.

A professor Atul Sood told the local news agency. “These were not small stones, these were big stones that could have broken our skulls,”

“I fell on the side an when I came out, I saw cars completely vandalized, including my car.”

Professor Sood informed that when the masked men entered, over 500 students and 50 teachers had been conducting a meeting.

They have not experienced such kind of violence before, the professor informed.

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the education minister had condemned the incident and had termed the violence “extremely worrying and unfortunate.”

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He said, “I appeal to all the students to maintain the dignity of the university and peace on the campus,”

Nirmala Sitharaman, the government finance minister, has tweeted that the scenes were “horrifying”.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had called the incident, “a heinous act” and a shame on democracy.

A police spokesperson had said that university officials had requested for assistance.

He stated, “We were informed that there was a clash between two groups of students,”

“After we received a written request from the JNU administration, we entered the campus and restored peace.”

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