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JNU violence Highlights: Share with us all videos, pictures of violence, Delhi Police tell eyewitnesses

JNU Violence Today Highlights: Twenty-four hours after masked men went on a rampage inside Jawaharlal Nehru University, leaving 31 students, two teachers and two guards injured, Delhi police are yet to make a single arrest in the case.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai, New Delhi | Updated: January 10, 2020 7:02:28 am
Deepika Padukone stands in solidarity with the students of JNU. (Express Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

JNU violence Highlights: Two days after the mob attack on JNU campus, Delhi Police requested the eyewitnesses to share with them the photos, footage, and other information of the January 5 violence. “All those who are witnesses to JNU violence or have any info about it or have captured any activity on mobiles or camera, are hereby requested to come forward and give their statements, footage or pictures to SIT at administrative block, JNU campus,” Joy Tirkey, DCP-Crime, Delhi Police, said.

Vice-Chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar termed the incident “unfortunate” and vowed to make use of any opportunity that comes his way to restore normalcy on campus. Addressing a press conference, Kumar said, “The incident that took place on Sunday, Jan 5 is unfortunate. Our campus is known for debates and discussions to resolve any issues. Violence is not a solution. We will find every opportunity to make sure that normalcy returns to the University.” Stating that the registration process for the winter semester has been restarted, he said, “Let us make a new beginning and put the past behind.”

Earlier in the day, a team of Crime Branch officers and forensic specialists visited the varsity to probe the violence. No arrests have been made so far in the case. The Delhi Police which has come under criticism for a slow and ineffective response to the situation said they handled the matter “professionally.” The registered FIR states that the police personnel warned the mob to disperse peacefully, but were ignored. An FIR has also been registered against JNU Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh and 19 other people for allegedly vandalising the university server room and attacking security guards on January 4.

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    20:52 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Pune students march from FTII to SPPU in solidarity with JNU

    Students from various educational institutions in Pune march from FTII to SPPU in solidarity with the JNU students. Citizens also join in.

    20:24 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Deepika Padukone visits campus, expresses solidarity with students

    Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone visits campus, expresses solidarity with students

    19:30 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Visuals from JNU public hearing

    Visuals from JNU public hearing. JNU ex-student and CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar,  CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, Kavita Krishnan and Yogendra Yadav present. (Express Photos: Tashi Tobgyal)

    19:09 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Bengal guv slams Mamata for "selective approach" in condemning JNU violence

    West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Tuesday accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of a "selective approach" in condemning the assault on JNU students and said the silence of authorities over what happened at Jadavpur University is "painfully worrisome". (PTI)

    18:58 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Protest against JNU violence near Churchgate station in Mumbai

    A protest was organised near Mumbai's busy Churchgate station on Tuesday evening against the Sunday violence on JNU campus in Delhi. The protesters, mainly comprising women, held placards criticising the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which is accused of orchestrating the attack on JNU students, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. (PTI)

    18:56 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Forensic teams look for clues at JNU

    Teams from Physics, Chemistry and Biology divisions of the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) were in the university, sources said.
    The Physics team will collect evidence such as rods and stones used by the masked mob to attack students and teachers at the university, while the Chemistry team will collect samples of chemicals, if there are any. The biology team will collect DNA samples, among other evidence.

    A team of photo experts from the FSL was also present at the campus. Delhi Police has requested the FSL to also send a computer forensics team to analyse CCTV footage and it is likely to visit the university on Wednesday, according to the sources. (PTI)

    18:26 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    IIT Bombay students and faculty members reiterate values of Constitution

    Nearly 50 IIT Bombay students and faculty members gathered to reiterate the values of Constitution in the aftermath of the attacks in JNU. (Express Photo: Abha Goradia)

    18:08 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Yogendra Yadav speaks at the JNU public hearing

    Yogendra Yadav speaks at the JNU public hearing. (Express Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

    18:05 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Forensic experts conduct inquiry at Sabarmati Hostel in JNU

    Forensic experts conduct inquiry at Sabarmati Hostel in JNU. (Express Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

    17:58 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Massive rally in Kolkata against JNU violence, CAA, NRC, NPR

    Members of civil society, political activists and various others from the society take out a massive rally in Kolkata against the attack on JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh and CAA, NPR, NRC. (Express Photo: Partha Paul)

    17:46 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Left student organisations call for nation-wide strike on Jan 8

    SFI, TSU, and left student organisations hold a protest march in Tripura against JNU attack. They have called for a nation-wide strike on January 8 condemning attacks on students in educational institutions.

    17:37 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    When there is law and order situation,we first see if varsity security can handle it: VC

    On delay in calling the police on campus on January 5, VC Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar said, "When there is law and order situation, we don't rush to police immediately; we see if varsity security can handle it. We informed police on Sunday when we saw the possibility of aggressive behaviour among students." Read more...

    17:05 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Share with us all videos, pictures of violence, Delhi Police tell eyewitnesses

    Joy Tirkey, DCP- Crime, Delhi Police,  said "All those who are witnesses to JNU violence or have any info about it or have captured any activity on mobiles or camera, are hereby requested to come forward and give their statements, footage or pictures to SIT at administrative block, JNU campus."

    16:56 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Violence not a solution to anything: Ajay Devgn on JNU

    Bollywood star Ajay Devgn on Tuesday said violence is not a solution to any problem and the Jawaharlal Nehru University attack is "very sad".
    "I have been watching the news since morning. It's very conflicting. Till now, we don't know who has done what. So till the time this is not clear, I don't know how to comment. It is all very sad what's happening," Ajay told PTI in response to a question on his views on the JNU attack.
    "Whoever is doing it, is wrong. Violence is not a solution to anything, it's just harming our country. What is the agenda behind it, if you know, then please tell me because whatever there is in the news is not clear," he added. (PTI)

    16:56 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Those who created mayhem in JNU should be identified, arrested: Athawale

    Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday said those who indulged in the mayhem in Jawaharlal Nehru University should be identified at the earliest and arrested. Talking to mediapersons here, Athawale, the president of RPI(A), an ally of the BJP, said the fact-finding team headed by Delhi Police joint commissioner Shalini Singh, which has been asked to probe into the incident, should complete its job as soon as possible so that the perpetrators of the crime are brought to book. (PTI)

    16:34 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Where were you when outsiders entered campus pn Jan 5, Shamsul Islam asks police

    Author and theatre activist Shamsul Islam asks police where they were when outsiders entered the campus and rampaged on January 5.

    16:31 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Supreme Court Bar Association condemns violence and the police inaction in JNU

    Supreme Court Bar Association condemns violence and the police inaction inJNU. 

    16:23 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    West Bengal: Jadavpur University students hold protest in Kolkata's Hazra

    Jadavpur University students hold protests in Hazra in Kolkata against JNU Violence, Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC.

    16:20 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Campuses must not become safe havens for politics of hate: V-P M Venkaiah Naidu

    Days after the Jawaharlal Nehru University was rocked by violence, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said educational campuses must not become safe havens for the politics of hate and violence to thrive.

    "Our children, when they leave the portals of the educational institutions must be enlightened citizens who will take an abiding interest in protecting our democracy and preserving the fundamental values that are enshrined in our constitution. But our campuses must not become safe havens for the politics of hate and violence to thrive. Academic endeavors and co-curricular initiatives must attain primacy in our universities and not factionalism and divisive tendencies," Naidu said.

    15:59 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    JNU alumni march stopped at Main Gate

    JNU alumni march led by Sitaram Yechury, Prakash Karat has been stopped by Delhi Police at the university main gate. The alumni not being allowed to enter.

    15:51 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Ten injured in ABVP-NSUI clash in Ahmedabad

    The NSUI alleged their members were attacked by the ABVP members in Ahmedabad's Panadi area while they were protesting against violence on JNU campus. The incident took place outside the office of the RSS-affiliated ABVP in the city’s Paldi area. 10 people have been injured, reported PTI. The ABVP, however, claimed that it was not an attack but a clash between the members of both outfits. It also claimed that students of both the organisations were injured in the clash. Read more...

    15:45 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Heavy barricade at north gate of JNU campus

    Heavy barricade at the north gate of JNU campus from where the alumni march is supposed to enter the campus.

    15:42 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    ABVP board blackened in Pune

    Members of the students' wing of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday blackened a board outside the office of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad in Pune. The incident took place around 11.30 am at the ABVP office located in Sadashiv Peth area in Pune. "We blackened the board of ABVP as a sign of protest against the brutal attack on the JNU students." said Vishal More, an office-bearer of the students' wing of the NCP who also posted the photos of the incident on his Facebook wall.

    15:37 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    FIR for vandalism at JNU server room: Owaisi slams police

    AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday crtiticised the Delhi Police for registering an FIR against "the girl who was injured in the violence" at JNU instead of booking those who made an attempt to 'kill' her.
    "...they made an attempt to kill that union president. First thing is that inquiry should look into how did the police allow them. Secondly, what did the vice-chancellor do. Thirdly, even the police allowed safe passage for goonda elements," news agency PTI quoted Owaisi as saying.

    15:32 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    JNU alumni marching from varsity's old campus to north gate

    JNU alumni including Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury are marching from the varsity's old campus to its north gate.

    15:25 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    No BJP worker can incite violence: Nityanand Rai on JNU attack

    Union Minister Nityanand Rai on Tuesday said BJP worker or leader can incite violence and alleged that the Congress and the AAP were behind the attack.  More than 35 students and teachers were injured on Sunday when some masked me and women attacked students and professors besides vandalising property. Read more...

    15:19 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Campus known for debates, discussions to resolve issues, Violence not a solution: JNU VC

    Addressing a press conference, JNU VC Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar said, “The incident that took place on Sunday, Jan 5 is unfortunate. Our campus is known for debates and discussions to resolve any issues. Violence is not a solution. We will find every opportunity to make sure that normalcy returns to the University.” Stating that the registration process for the winter semester has been restarted, he said, “Let us make a new beginning and put the past behind.”

    14:54 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    ABVP, NSUI accuse each other of clashes in Ahmedabad

    Clashes broke out between NSUI and ABVP in Ahmedabad's Panadi area today, with both the parties accusing each other of initiating the violence. While the details of the incident are not clear yet, both the parties played blame game on Twitter."

    14:03 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Communists, Congress, Kejriwal responsible for JNU violence: MoS Home

    "Bharatiya Janata Party believes in law and order. No worker or leader of BJP can think of such a thing or incite anyone. This is work of communists and Congress and Kejriwal," Nityanand Rai, MoS Home on JNU violence

    14:01 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Kerala: People from various Left organisations hold protest

    People from various Left organisations hold protest in Kerala

    13:58 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    NE students' body terms violence at JNU as 'barbaric'; demands security for students

    North East Students' Organisation (NESO) on Tuesday termed the recent violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) as "barbaric" and alleged that the central government has failed to protect the innocent students of the premier institute. Advisor, NESO Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah must take immediate steps to book those involved in the violence at JNU on Sunday. Bhattacharya said students community of the Northeastern region was solidly behind the students of the JNU. To express solidarity with JNU students, the NESO will stage protests on January 8 and 9 in all states of the region.

    13:40 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Masked men involved in JNU attack will be exposed soon: Javadekar

    Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said "masked" men involved in the JNU attack will be exposed soon as the Home Ministry has ordered an inquiry into the incident. "Also, misunderstandings are deliberately being spread in JNU and in others parts of the country to incite violence, which will also be exposed," he said Talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event

    13:36 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Two day after attack, JNU Professor Sucharita Sen files complaint

    JNU Professor Sucharita Sen, who suffered head injuries during an attack on students and teachers in the university campus on Sunday, has filed a police complaint. Sen said outsiders had gathered at the university campus with sticks, rods, and deadly weapons. She said she was first hit with a large stone on her shoulder and then with even a larger one on her head, following which she fell on the ground bleeding profusely (PTI)

    13:35 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    No proof but JNU V-C continues to link fee protest to violence

    Delhi Police is yet to disclose names of suspects in Sunday’s violence at JNU, but the Vice-Chancellor Monday sought to suggest it was the Left-led JNU Students’ Union which may be linked to it. "The protesting students damaged the University communication servers to disrupt the winter semester registration. They prevented thousands of students from doing their winter registration. Their intent is clearly aimed at disrupting the functioning of the University. This is simply hooliganism and against the ethos of JNU. No such person will be spared and appropriate action will be taken.” The JNUSU has been protesting against hostel fee hike on campus.

    13:21 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Nagpur University students condemn JNU violence

    Students of the Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University staged a protest here on Tuesday against the attack JNU students and teachers. The protesters, under the aegis of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Vidyarthi Sanghatna, a local body of students, gathered outside the university's front gate here in Maharashtra and shouted slogans condemning the JNU violence. "The violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi should not be given a political colour, like Left or right wing angle, but a fair probe should be conducted into it," the student body's president, Bhushan Waghmare, told PTI.

    12:54 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Forensic team reaches JNU

    A team of forensic officials reaches campus to probe the violence

    12:53 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    JNU violence: How the violence unfolded in campus

    The Indian Express' Sukrita Baruah spoke to residents of eight hostels to put together the sequence of events – from Periyar hostel, which saw clashes in the afternoon, to Sabarmati hostel, which the mob targeted in the evening. While one student kept shouting that he is blind, another had to jump out of his balcony to save himself. Read their stories here

    12:21 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    No fresh violence in JNU: Police

    "No fresh incident has been reported from any part of the university. Active deployment of police to continue both inside and outside the university," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Devender Arya said, reported ANI

    12:18 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Mumbai Police notes down names, pictures of protesters

    The Mumbai Police insisting on noting down the names of those present at Gateway of India last night. The students are being asked to show their id cards and a list of those detained is being prepared. Nishith Mishra, additional CP (South) assures protestors that their careers will not be impacted. He, however, clarifies that he has not been given any orders to not take action in 68 and 69 of the Bombay Police Act. Pictures of the students are also being clicked.

    Iram Siddique, our Mumbai correspondent is tracking all details from Azad Maidan

    12:04 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Delhi Police Crime Branch team arrives in JNU to prove Sunday attack

    A team of Delhi Police Crime Branch officials has arrived in the campus to probe the violence that broke out on Sunday

    JNU, JNU violence, Delhi JNU news, JNU news, Delhi news, JNU latest news, JNU violence Delhi, JNU violence news, Indian Express A scuffle between JNU students and ABVP supporters (right) outside the main gate of JNU. Express Photo by Abhinav Saha

    In Mumbai, meanwhile, barely hours after the police evicted around a hundred protesters from the Gateway of India and dropped them at Azad Maidan, the 'Occupy Gateway' protest was called off. The protesters are likely to join the 'Bharat bandh' called by the trade unions tomorrow against the Centre's 'anti-people' policies. The police cited inconvenience to tourists and residents and shifted the protesters. "Roads were getting blocked and locals, as well as tourists, were facing problems. We had appealed to protesters many times and have now relocated them to Azad Maidan," Sangramsingh Nishandar, DCP (Zone 1) said.

    Of the 36 injured in the attack, four suffered head injuries while the others sustained soft tissue injuries on the head, scalp, elbows, and hands. Aishe Ghosh who received 16 stitches after the attack on her, alleged that the Sunday violence was an organised attack, and some “RSS-affiliated professors” were promoting it.

    The HRD Ministry has, meanwhile, expressed "displeasure" over the insensitivity displayed by the JNU administration. The Ministry also advised them not to "precipitate" the matter by pursuing police cases and disciplinary action against students. Both teachers and students injured in the violence said no one from the JNU administration had reached out to check on them.

    Masked men wielding sticks, rods and sledgehammers terrorised Jawaharlal Nehru University for close to three hours on Sunday evening, entering hostels, attacking students and teacher. Eyewitnesses and many of those injured said the men, who as per some estimates numbered around 100, were mostly outsiders and belonged to the ABVP — a charge the RSS student outfit denied. Eyewitnesses also accused police of failing to stop the mob from entering the campus or ending the violence sooner, despite calls from JNU as well as frantic students and teachers.

    A day after goons unleashed terror inside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, the Delhi Police crime branch Monday registered a case against unidentified persons for rioting and damage to property. Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal this morning and directed him to speak to representatives of JNU regarding the violence. The development came after the L-G met the JNU Registrar and Pro-Vice-Chancellor this morning.

    Also read | JNU violence – A timeline of events

    HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal called the incident “unfortunate” and urged students to maintain peace and protect the dignity of the university. His ministry tweeted, “a group of masked people entered the JNU campus today, threw stones, damaged property and attacked students. This is very unfortunate and highly condemnable, such acts of violence and anarchy will not be tolerated.”

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting at his residence this morning, which was attended by senior AAP leaders. On Sunday, Kejriwal had expressed “shock” at the violence on campus. “Students attacked brutally. Police should immediately stop violence and restore peace. How will the country progress if our students will not be safe inside the university campus?” he had tweeted. He later said he had spoken to the L-G and urged him to direct the police to restore law and order on campus.

    The senior warden of Sabarmati hostel in JNU resigned after citing security reasons at the campus. “I am informing you that I am resigning… because we tried but can’t provide the security to hostel,” the resignation letter read.