JNU student union president Aishe Ghosh was also attacked along with many other students as masked men armed with sticks, rods, bats entered campus and created violence. Both ABVP and left-wing groups played the blame game on each other.
New Delhi: Violence broke out at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday night as a large number of masked men armed with sticks attacked students and teachers and damaged properties on the campus, prompting the administration to call in the police. At least 18 people including JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh were injured.
A video shared on social media shows an injured Aishe Ghosh and she is seen saying that she was brutally beaten, and is found bleeding. She said that she is not in a condition to talk.
Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) President Aishe Ghosh at JNU: I have been brutally attacked by goons wearing masks. I have been bleeding. I was brutally beaten up. pic.twitter.com/YX9E1zGTcC— ANI (@ANI) January 5, 2020
A video doing the rounds on social media shows a large number of youths wearing masks entering students hostel, attacking students and vandalising the hostel.
The attackers are seen with sticks, rods and bats, and stones and bricks are lying on the floor.
The Left-controlled JNUSU and the ABVP blamed each other for the violence.
Meanwhile, the Students Federation of India on Sunday said it will take out rallies here on Monday to protest the "barbaric attack" on students inside the JNU campus.
The rallies will be organised in the Jadavpur University and the Presidency University, said leaders of the SFI, the student's wing of the CPI(M).
The ABVP on Sunday alleged that its members, including its JNU unit secretary, were attacked by members of the Left-backed students' outfits and 11 of the RSS-affiliated outfit's members were missing. The ABVP alleged that its members were "brutally" attacked by students affiliated to the Left-backed student organisations like SFI, AISA and the DSF.
Union home minister Amit Shah took stock of the situation and spoke to the Delhi police commissioner to enquire about the situation in JNU, according to reports.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reportedly reached AIIMS on Sunday night and met injured JNU students.
ABVP leaders in JNU stated that today being the last day for winter semester registration, around 400-500 groups of Left-wing students wanted the classes to remain cancelled as they are protesting against fee hikes. They arrived and prevented other students from registering. The Left-wing students also allegedly occupied the server room of the university and shut down the internet, preventing other students from registering online.
In the latest update, the JNU administration called in the Delhi Police to control the situation as the entered the campus.
Last Updated 11:22 PM IST