CM Naveen Patnaik condemns attack on students at JNU
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today condemned the attack on students in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) which left several injured yesterday.
Coming down heavily upon the perpetrators of the violence Naveen wrote, violence has no place in a democratic setup and appealed the law enforcement agencies to take stringent action against the accused.
Taking to his Twitter handle, the Odisha CM also wished speedy recovery of the injured.
Shocked to know about the violent #JNUattack. Violence has no space in democracy and such attacks on students must be condemned unequivocally. Appeal law enforcement agencies to take swift action to apprehend the culprits and wish the injured students a speedy recovery.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) January 6, 2020
Unprecedented violence was seen in the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday as several masked individuals, both male and female, thrashed students, including girls, and teachers inside the campus with wooden and metal rods, injuring many.
While JNUSU Vice President Saket Moon accused the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad of leading the attack, which was bolstered by outsiders, the ABVP blamed Left-affiliated students for an earlier attack on its activists that had left several injured.
(With Inputs from IANS)