Opposition attacks Sangh Parivar over violence in JNU

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 06, 2020 Published on January 06, 2020

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

At least 18 students and two faculty members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) were admitted in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here following violence on the campus on Sunday night. Senior Opposition leadersrushed to the campus and to AIIMS to visit the critically ill. They alleged that the RSS-BJP-ABVP (Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the RSS) combine is behind the violence. 

Students who were protesting against a fee hike in JNU told BusinessLine that they were brutally attacked by goons from outside, the Delhi police and students belonging to ABVP. 

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who visited students at AIIMS, said: “The wounded students at AIIMS trauma centre told me that goons entered the campus and attacked them with sticks and other weapons. Many ended up with broken limbs and head injuries. One student said the police kicked him several times on his head.”

Opposition parties have started a protest in front of the police headquarters here. “Reports coming from JNU point to a collusion between the administration and goons of ABVP to inflict violence on students and teachers. It is a planned attack by those in power, which is afraid of the resistance provided by JNU to its Hindutva agenda,” said Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M) general secretary.

A student told BusinessLine that he and four others were surrounded by a group of people with iron rods, but they escaped without injuries as they locked themselves in a room. 

Published on January 06, 2020
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