JNU limping back to normalcy after masked goons attacked students & teachers on Sunday

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Jawaharlal Nehru University administration has appealed to all the stakeholders of the University to maintain peace in the campus and do not get provoked by any misinformation related to vandalism by a group of masked people on Sunday evening. Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar has appealed to students to maintain peace on the campus and stated that the top priority is to protect the academic interest of the students, as all the students including JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh (in the picture) have been discharged after treatment from All India Medical Sciences. They were attacked by some masked men on the campus on Sunday.The goons also ransacked hostel rooms. Political leaders cutting across party lines have condemned the incidents. Non-BJP leaders have blamed the ruling BJP for the ugly happenings in the university. Bharatiya Janata Party in a tweet has strongly condemned the violence in the JNU campus. It said that this is a desperate attempt by forces of anarchy determined to use students as cannon fodder, create unrest to shore up their shrinking political footprint. The party has said that Universities should remain places of learning and education. DCP Southwest Devender Arya said, police conducted flag march in the university campus and the situation is normal. Both ABVP and leftist students’ unions have blamed each other for the murderous assaults which came in the wake of the students protesting fee hike and ongoing registration for various courses. Home  Minister Amit Shah is in touch with Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and the Delhi Police asking them to help restore peaceful academic atmosphere in the prestigious seat of higher learning. Delhi Police is inquiring into the shameful incidents and has lodged a case for rioting. The JNUSU says in a statement the Police and guards aided and abetted the attackers. VC Jagadesh Kumar says in a statement the University stands by all the students to facilitate their pursuit of academic activities. We will ensure that their winter semester registration will take place without any hindrance”. He also assured the students that there was nothing to be afraid of and necessary action will be taken to protect the student interest.’ Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik about the situation at JNU and ordered an inquiry by a senior police officer into the violence that broke out yesterday evening. The Home Minister’s office said the inquiry will be carried out by a joint CP-level officer. The Ministry of Home Affairs also sought a report from the Delhi Police about the situation prevailing in the institution and the steps taken to restore peace. Human Resource Development Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has condemned the incidents of violence inside the JNU Campus and said it is unfortunate and a matter of serious concern. He has appealed to the students to maintain calm and peace in the campus and maintain the dignity of the university. Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal also said that the violence in JNU against students and teachers is highly condemnable. In a tweet, the Lt Governor said he has directed Delhi Police to take all possible steps in coordination with the JNU Administration to maintain law and order and take action against the perpetrators of violence.(edited by PK Chakravarty)

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