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Uddhav Thackeray on JNU violence: 'Attack on students reminds me of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 January 2020, 14:29 IST
Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena Uddhav Thackeray on Monday condemned the attack Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students on Sunday night and said, the attack on students remind him the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai.

"Masked attackers at JNU cowards, their identity should be revealed," the Maharashtra CM said.

Students are feeling unsafe in this country, however, Students in Maharashtra are safe, won't tolerate any move to hurt them, Thackeray added.

Similarly, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar also condemned the attack on JNU students.
Pawar said, "JNU students were subjected to a cowardly and planned attack."

Violence to suppress democratic values won't succeed, he added.

The NCP chief's remarks came as his party minister Jitendra Awhad joined the students protesting the violence, at the Gateway of India here.

"JNU students and professors were subjected to a cowardly but planned attack. I strongly condemn this undemocratic act of vandalism and violence. Use of violent means to suppress democratic values and thought will never succeed," Pawar tweeted.


The violence broke out at the varsity after masked men armed with sticks and rods attacked students and faculty members of the university, and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in the police which conducted a flag march.

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According to reports, at least 30 people, including JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured as chaos reigned on the campus for nearly two hours.

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First published: 6 January 2020, 14:29 IST