JNU Violence Protests: Moments after Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh gave a call to protesters to head towards the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Thursday, a scuffle broke out with the Delhi Police as they stopped the march. The police then lathicharged and detained students. The development comes soon after the meeting between the JNUSU president along with other members and the HRD ministry concluded, which Ghosh termed as “unsatisfactory”.
“We’re in no position to compromise with HRD ministry. It’s still thinking whether VC should be removed,” Ghosh said. The JNUSU president along with other members held a meeting with the Ministry of Human Resource Development seeking removal of varsity’s Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar, following his inaction on Sunday’s campus violence.
Earlier today, hundreds of people, including students and teachers, protesting against Sunday’s mob violence on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus were stopped by the Delhi Police on Thursday near Shastri Bhawan.
Violence had broken out at the university on Sunday night after a masked mob armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property inside the campus, prompting the administration to call in police which conducted a flag march. The January 5 attack has triggered mass protests across the country against the police inaction to control the situation. Facing widespread criticism, Kumar on Tuesday urged the students to put the past behind and return to the varsity’s premises.