The blood, the shattered glass, the muffled screams, the cries of rage -- it was all too similar to what happened in Jamia and AMU a few sundays ago. Except, these were masked 'goons' this time. Watch the ground report below.
We didn't sleep well on Sunday. We were editing our videos in the evening when the SOS calls and messages started pouring in from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Soon our newsfeeds were flooded with masked men and women running a reign of terror inside one of India’s most premier universities.
The blood, the shattered glass, the muffled screams, the cries of rage -- it was all too similar to what happened in Jamia Milia University and Aligarh Muslim University a few sundays ago. Except, these were masked 'goons' this time. Soon the blame-game began. It became crucial for social media to identify who were behind the veils, while Delhi police was standing aloof without making a single arrest. Most of the students couldn't sleep as well.
The discourse swiftly became left vs right, saffron vs red, 'bharat mata ki jai' vs 'aazadi'. But we were a little more worried about something else.
Imagine the helplessness and fear of the students who were caught in that nighmarish night, imagine their disbelief when they found out that they are not even safe in their hostels in the heart of the national capital.
We couldn't imagine. So we asked them.