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Home / India News / ‘How will the country progress if students unsafe?’: Arvind Kejriwal on JNU violence

‘How will the country progress if students unsafe?’: Arvind Kejriwal on JNU violence

Ghosh claimed that masked men had entered the university campus and brutally beaten her up.

india Updated: Jan 06, 2020 07:02 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Delhi Police personnel stand guard outside Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Delhi Police personnel stand guard outside Jawaharlal Nehru University. (ANI PHOTO.)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday expressed shock and concern at the violence which erupted at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which left the university’s students’ union president Aishe Ghosh badly injured and bleeding.

Ghosh claimed that masked men had entered the university campus and brutally beaten her up.

“I am so shocked to know abt the violence at JNU. Students attacked brutally. Police should immediately stop violence and restore peace. How will the country progress if our students will not be safe inside univ campus?” the chief minister said in a tweet.

Watch l JNU violence: Masked men allegedly attack teachers & students inside campus 

Seven ambulances have been sent to the Jawaharlal Nehru University and 10 ambulances are on standby, a Delhi Government official said.

Masked men armed with sticks entered the JNU campus, damaging property and attacking people, said the varsity administration.

“This is an urgent message for the entire JNU community that there is a law and order situation on the campus. Masked miscreants armed with sticks are roaming around, damaging property and attacking people. The JNU Administration has called the police to maintain order.” “This is the moment to remain calm and be on the alert.... Efforts are already being made to tackle the miscreants,” JNU registrar Pramod Kumar said in a statement.

The Delhi chief minister said he spoke with L-G about the violence at the varsity and urged him to direct police to restore order.