NEW DELHI :
THE Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Saturday formed a five-member committee to look into the violence on the campus on January 5. The committee comprises Prof Shashant Mishra, Prof Santosh Vipula, Prof Mazar Asif, Sudheer Pratap Singh and Prof Bhaswati Das. JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar had said on Friday that classes will start from January 13. Delhi Police Crime Branch, which is investigating the case of violence in Jawaharlal Nehru University, had on Friday identified nine suspects including JNU Students Union JNUSU) President Aishe Ghosh. On January 5, more than 30 students of the university including Ghosh were injured and taken to the AIIMS Trauma Centre after a masked mob entered JNU and attacked them with sticks and rods. ABVP takes out march in DU against ‘Left violence’: Members of RSS-affiliated ABVP on Saturday organised a major students’ march inside the Delhi University (DU), denouncing alleged Left violence and supporting the Citizenship Amendment Act. The march started around 1.30 pm from DU’s Arts Faculty.
“Today’s march is in support of the CAA. This march is also against those who are trying to boycott the exams, classes to hamper the academic calender of students. It is against the violence which took place in JNU on January 5,” Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) president Akshit Dahiya said. The protesters were raising slogans in support of the CAA and against Left parties. “Students have gathered against the red terror in JNU. We have full faith in Delhi Police.
Those who have been identified by police do not belong to ABVP,” DUSU Joint Secretary Shivangi Kharwal said. JNUSU claims police ignored messages about mob’s presence in varsity on Jan 5: The JNU Students’ Union on Saturday alleged that the police were informed about a mob’s presence on the campus much before the violence on January 5 but they ignored the messages.
“They were informed at 3 pm and the messages were read at 3.07 pm but the messages were ignored,” the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) claimed at a press conference here. The students’ union said the ABVP members hit women students even on January 4 and when JNUSU general secretary Satish Chandra Yadav intervened, they attacked him as well.