JNU administration blames students for campus violence
JNU authorities on Sunday night blamed the campus violence on the students opposing registrations for the winter semester, accusing them of attacking those keen to register.
However, several teachers have said it was a mob led by ABVP students who had attacked those opposing the registrations in protest against a steep hostel fee hike.
The media release by registrar Pramod Kumar also referred to “some masked miscreants” who had “entered the Periyar hostel rooms and attacked the students with sticks and rods”, but did not say who they were.
“Around 4.30pm, a group of students, who are against the registration process, moved aggressively from the front of the admin block and reached the hostels. The administration immediately contacted the police to come quickly and maintain law and order on the campus,” the statement said.
“However, by the time police came, the students who are for the registration were beaten up by a group of agitating students opposing the registration.”