Clash breaks out between two student groups at JNU, 3 injured

New-Delhi: Atleast three students sustained injuries after a clash broke out with two student groups that is ABVP and left-backed student at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi.

The ruckus started reportedly over the selection of the election committee members at the School of Languages.

Tension escalated as the students started hitting each other with sticks and throwing bicycles at each other and the videos have been circulating online. In the video, it shows individuals are being mobbed and beaten by some group, despite efforts by university security personnel to intervene and stop them.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Rohit Meena, said, “PCR calls were received at around 1:15 a.m. regarding a scuffle between students at GBM in JNU. Multiple complaints have been received in this regard and the allegations are being verified. The Police have come to know about three injured.”

In the altercation, several students have sustained injuries and they have been immediately admitted to Safdarjung Hospital for treatment, according to a university official.

“The group launched a vicious attack on students affiliated with the Bachelors and Masters programs at the School of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies. The assailants, reportedly associated with Ghosh and her cohorts, unleashed a wave of violence against the students, demonstrating an appalling disregard for human safety and dignity. Shockingly, even physically handicapped students were not spared from the brutality inflicted upon them,” it said.

“The assault on students of the School of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies represents a grave violation of the principles of education, tolerance, and human decency. As the JNU community grapples with the aftermath of this reprehensible act, it is imperative that justice be served and measures be implemented to safeguard the welfare of all members within the academic fraternity,” it added.

Later, both the student groups ABVP and Left student have filed police complaints against each other in connection with the incident.

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