Delhi Police has registered an FIR against Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh and 19 others for attacking security guards and vandalising the server room a day before the Sunday violence on campus.
IMAGE: JNU student union president Aishe Ghosh leaves JNU campus after addressing the media. Ghosh was on Sunday allegedly beaten by a group of masked men and women armed with sticks, rods who unleashed violence on the campus of the University. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/PTI Photo
Violence had broken out at JNU on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus. The Left-controlled JNUSU and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad blamed each other for the violence that continued for nearly two hours.
The FIR in question relates to an incident in which JNU administration alleged students agitating over the hike in hostel fees had “ransacked” the server room and “intimidated” technical staff in an attempt to hamper semester registration process.
Aishe was injured in Sunday’s attack and in a video, which went viral since Sunday, Ghosh, who was admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre, was seen crying while bleeding profusely from the head.
After her discharge on Monday, claimed that the university security staff had colluded with the vandals during the attack and added that some RSS-affiliated professors had been promoting violence for the past four-five days.
“It was an organised attack. They were singling out people and attacking,” she told reporters.
“There is a clear nexus between the JNU security (staff) and vandals. They did not intervene to stop violence.”
“I was hit by multiple rods. Every iron rod used against the students will be answered back by debate and discussion. JNU’s culture will never be eroded. JNU will uphold its democratic culture,” she said.
She said they will fight back and will not be scared after the attack and they will continue the struggle against the hostel fee hike.
— With inputs from PTI
Edited by Roshneesh K’Maneck