Mumbai: Students hold midnight protest against violence in Delhi's JNU
Violence broke out at Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus.
Students from various colleges in Mumbai held a protest at the Gateway of India on Sunday midnight to condemn the JNU violence. At least 28 people, including JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured as chaos reigned on the campus for nearly two hours.
The JNU Students' Union members are accusing that the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad members are behind these attacks and the Delhi Police has done little to stop these attacks.
Former JNU students Umar Khalid and Kunal Kamra were part of the group which also held a candlelight vigil to show solidarity with JNU students.
Unreal atmosphere in Mumbai! Protest against JNU violence - it's 2:17 am right now!— Meghnad Bose (@MeghnadBose93) January 5, 2020
Location: Outside Gateway of India, Mumbai
Look at the crowd. @UmarKhalidJNU leads the chant of "Stand With JNU!"#MumbaiMidnightVigil pic.twitter.com/5LxSBmnxt9
Youngsters, mostly students from different city colleges, assembled on the pavement across Hotel Taj near the Gateway of India to condemn the violence.
It was an "impromptu assembly at a short notice,” a student said.
Violence broke out at Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in police which conducted a flag march.
Eyewitnesses alleged the attackers entered the premises when a meeting was being held by JNU Teachers' Association on the issue of violence on campus and assaulted students and professors. They also barged into three hostels. Video footage aired by some TV channels showed a group of men, who were brandishing hockey sticks and rods, moving around a building.
The Left-controlled JNUSU and the RSS-backed ABVP blamed each other for the incident.