JNU Student Clash: Security Beefed up to Maintain Peace in Varsity

A day after clashes broke out between two groups of students at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), security was tightened on Monday to maintain peace and prevent any untoward incident.
JNU Student Clash: Security Beefed up to Maintain Peace in Varsity
JNU Student Clash: Security Beefed up to Maintain Peace in Varsity

A day after clashes broke out between two groups of students at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), security was increased on Monday to maintain peace and prevent any untoward incident. On Ram Navami, a fight broke out between two groups of students at Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) Kaveri hostel over a'mess' that purportedly served non-vegetarian cuisine.

Six students were injured in the incident: Police

Six students were reportedly injured in the altercation, according to the police. Security has been increased both on and off campus. The police force is currently deployed outside the JNU campus, while the university's security professionals are handling the security inside the campus. A senior police official said that police force is yet to be deployed inside the JNU campus, as the university has not yet requested for security to us. However, we are monitoring the current situation. The officer of police said that we have deployed our teams outside the campus.

Six students were injured in the incident: Police
Six students were injured in the incident: PoliceImage Credit: ET

University's Vice-Chancellor was not in the campus at the time of incident

The university has its own security, which is deployed throughout the campus. Shantisree D. Pandit, the university's vice-chancellor, was not in the campus at the time of the occurrence, according to sources, and he arrived here on Sunday night after learning of the tragedy. Several purported videos of violence surfaced on social media platforms, one of which showed blood coming out of the head of a student, Akhtarista Ansari. Officials have not confirmed the authenticity of surfaced videos on social media.

Meanwhile, late Sunday night on Twitter, Ansari said that he has been discharged from the hospital and is feeling good. He tweeted that "I have been discharged from AIIMS and I am feeling better. The fight against goons and fascist forces will continue. Arrest the goons".

Clash between JNUSU and ABVP

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police arrested unidentified members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in connection with a clash between the JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) over non-vegetarian food being served in the hostel'mess.' According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-West) Manoj C, on Monday morning, a group of students from JNUSU, Students Federation of India (SFI), DSF, and All India Students Association (AISA) members filed a complaint against unidentified ABVP students,

JNU Clash: FIR has been registered under various sections

JNU Student Clash
JNU Student ClashImage Credit: HT Photo

DCP said, "we have registered an FIR under sections 323, 341, 509, 506 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code based on the complaint." Members of the ABVP allegedly barred and attacked JNUSU employees from serving non-vegetarian food in the hostel'mess' in the afternoon on Sunday, according to JNUSU.

However, the ABVP on the other side rejected the allegations, claiming that the worship program organized in the hostel on Ram Navami was disrupted. JNUSU alleged that the members of ABVP indulged in "hooliganism", assaulted the workers and asked them not to prepare non-vegetarian food. They alleged that they were forcing the 'mess' committee to change the menu and remove the normal non-vegetarian food. JNUSU said that Jawahar Lal Nehru University and its hostels are not for any particular class but for all.

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