The mob attack at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi has sparked massive outrage across the nation with protests erupting at universities in several states against the violence.
On Sunday evening, a mob barged into the campus, went on a rampage, attacking students’ union president Aishe Ghosh, Indian activist Yogendra Yadav and other students and teachers with sticks and rods.
Protest in several districts of Karnataka
Karnataka saw protests and demonstrations at several universities and cities against the attack on JNU campus. Students, student organisations and concerned citizens came out on streets condemning the attack and in solidarity with students at JNU.
Protests started at Bangalore, Townhall from 10.AM in the morning. Throughout the day people started coming from students to artists to concerned citizens to voice their concerns and anger over the incident and police inaction. They demanded the resignation of the vice-chancellor of JNU.
By evening a big crowd of more than 1000 people had gathered. Arundhati Nag, theater person also spoke at the event.
Protests also happened at Raichur, Koppala, Gangavathi, Gulbarga and Hampi University.
Protest in Kolkata:
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Police resorted a lathi-charge to disperse BJP protestors and Jadavpur University students who came to a near head-on collision at Sulekha More in South Kolkata. This happened after several tense moments during a nearly 2-hour face-off when police stopped BJP from marching past Jadavpur University and students from the university marched up to the Sulekha trijunction to stop the BJP march.
Protest in Guwahati
Protesters march in Guwahati in solidarity with JNU students.
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Protest in Uttar Pradesh
Aligarh Muslim University students, teachers and the non-teaching staff of Aligarh Muslim University took out a “Tiranga Yatra” yesterday morning in support of the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University who were attacked by masked men on Sunday night. Carrying the tricolour, thousands of students and teachers took out the march and shouted slogans against the government and the right-wing students’ groups, including the ABVP. The participants also shouted slogans against the Vice-Chancellor and then submitted a memorandum, addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind, to district officials, reported ANI.
Protest in Chandigarh
Carrying banners, the students belonging to some Left-leaning student bodies, shouted slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad when the Haryana speaker was speaking.
Protest in Mumbai
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay students took out protest march in solidarity with JNU students. Students of several colleges gathered at Gateway of India to demonstrate. Several students including JNUSU president got injured after they were assaulted by masked goons inside campus. Professors of the college also received injuries.
Protest in Pune
Students of Film and Television Institute of India is also protesting, condemning the violence in Delhi.
Protest in Kerala
In Kerala, members of the SFI’s state unit marched till the Accountant General’s Office in Thiruvananthapuram. “From the beginning, the [Narendra] Modi government from the beginning has been trying to destroy educational institutions in our country,” said VA Vineesh, the SFI state president. “They are saffronizing and capitalizing the education sector. But we won’t bend to this, we will ideologically oppose their attempt to destroy us with weapons.”
Protest in Hyderabad
Yesterday morning Progressive Democratic Students Union (PDSU) activists in Osmania University launched a protest against violence in the Jawaharlal Nehru University.