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JNU Violence: Gautam Gambhir demands strict action against attackers

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 January 2020, 14:45 IST
Gautam Gambhir

Former cricketer turned politician Gautam Gambhir wrote in a tweet that Sunday’s violence intended towards students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is “against ethos of country” as he endorsed for “strictest action” for those embroiled in the mob attack.

On Sunday late afternoon, a number of masked goons, equipped with sticks and rocks, bulldozed into the JNU and rushed madly, hurting 34 scholars and teachers. Among those who were gravely injured were students’ union president Aishe Ghosh and Professor Suchitra Sen.

"students cannot be targeted this way". "Such violence on university campus is completely against the ethos of this country. No matter what the ideology or bent of mind, students cannot be targeted this way. Strictest punishment has to be meted out to these goons who have dared to enter the University #JNU, Gambhir tweeted.

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The Left students and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing associated to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have held each other responsible for involvement in the violence.

The Delhi Police today stated that it has clubbed many complaints it received after yesterday’s mob attack and lodged a single FIR. No arrests have been made so far but some of the masked aggressors have been singled out.

In the wake of the mob attack, thousands of students on all parts of the country rose in spontaneous demonstration against what they claimed was a remorseless repression on dissenting voices.

In Mumbai, “Occupy Gateway” demonstration has been called at the iconic Gateway of India where several students are holding a sit in that got about last night. Demonstration were also held in Kolkata, Hyderabad and Aligarh.

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First published: 6 January 2020, 14:35 IST