New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union  President Aishe Ghosh was seriously injured and several students were wounded after a fresh violence broke out in the varsity on Sunday evening. “I have been brutally attacked by goons wearing masks. I have been bleeding. I was brutally beaten up,” Ghosh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Also Read - A Year After JNU Campus Attack, Controversial Vice Chancellor's Term Extended

Reports claimed that a few masked individuals with rods entered Sabarmati hostel at around 5 PM when students were holding a march to protest against the fee hike in JNU. Also Read - Common Aptitude Test To Be Implemented for Admission in DU, JNU, BHU, Other Central Universities From 2021

A video of the incident, wherein masked people can be seen attacking JNUSU president and others students  is doing rounds on social media. ‘What is this? Who are you? Step back, Who are you trying to threaten?… ABVP go back,’ can be heard in video. Also Read - JNU To Reopen For Science Stream's PWD-PhD Students From December 21

Issuing a statement, the Students’ Union alleged that ‘ABVP had been attacking students who are peacefully protesting against massive fee hike in JNU’.

“Yesterday (Saturday) a mob led by Ritwik Raj who is councillor from School of International Studies belonging to ABVP attacked students. Then they attacked JNUSU President and General Secretary Aishe and Satish and other students. Dripta a 1st year MA student leg was broken due to ABVP violence. Today they shamelessly attacked students again injuring a student from JNU’s Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health,” JNUSU’s statement read.

Reacting over the incident, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said how will the country progress if our students will not be safe inside university campus? “I am so shocked to know about the violence at JNU. Students attacked brutally. Police should immediately stop violence and restore peace”, the Chief Minister tweeted.

CPI general secretary JNU alumnus Sitaram Yechury said that the incident was a ‘planned attack by those in power’.

“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”, Yechury wrote on his official Twitter handle.

Live Updates

  • 11:32 PM IST

    JNU Violence LIVE: “It is unfortunate that violence took place in JNU campus this evening. The administration strongly condemns any form of violence in the campus.The JNU administration feels great pain&anguish for the students who have sustained injuries in the violence”, the University said in a statement.

  • 11:32 PM IST

    JNU Violence LIVE: Traffic movement is closed on Vikas Marg due to demonstration. Kindly avoid the stretch

  • 11:31 PM IST

    JNU Violence LIVE: “Wounded students at AIIMS trauma centre told me that goons entered the campus and attacked them with sticks and other weapons. Many had broken limbs and injuries on their heads. One student said the police kicked him several times on his head”, tweeted Priyanka Vadra

  • 10:50 PM IST
    JNU Protests LIVE: Ruling BJP also condemn the violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Issuing a statement the party said,”Strongly condemn violence on JNU campus.This is desperate attempt by forces of anarchy,who are determined to use students as cannon fodder,create unrest to shore up their shrinking political footprint. Universities should remain places of learning and education.”
  • 10:49 PM IST

    JNU Protests LIVE: The violence in JNU is extremely worrying and unfortunate. I condemn the violence within the campus. I appeal to all students to maintain the dignity of the University and peace on campus, said HRD Minister.

  • 10:49 PM IST

    JNU Protests LIVE: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrives at AIIMS Trauma Centre where 18 people from Jawaharlal Nehru University have been admitted following violence at university

  • 10:49 PM IST

    JNU Protests LIVE: Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) President Aishe Ghosh has got lacerations on forehead and is undergoing investigations, said AIIMS Trauma Centre official

  • 10:48 PM IST

    JNU Protests LIVE: Joint CP Western Range, Shalini Singh to conduct inquiry into the incident of attack on students at Jawaharlal Nehru University

  • 10:15 PM IST

  • 10:14 PM IST

    JNU Protests LIVE: “At present, no violence is reported from any part of the campus. Today evening, a fight occurred b/w two groups in which few students were injured and property was damaged. JNU Administration requested police to enter University to restore peace”, informed Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Devender Arya.