The Delhi Police has registered two FIRs on the basis of complaints from both the parties in connection with the clash between two groups of students at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday night. However, no arrest has been made yet. The police are involved in the investigation of the matter. Many videos of this incident are going viral on social media.
According to the information, there was a clash in JNU on Sunday night between the members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Left alliance All India Student Association (AISA) and Students Federation of India (SFI). More than a dozen students were injured in this. Those seriously injured in the clash are undergoing treatment at AIIMS. Eyewitnesses said that the incident took place around 10 pm on Sunday at the JNU Students’ Union office. Members of both sides are accusing each other of initiating violence.
Kick, slap and chairs in JNU clash between ABVP and AISA students, watch video
The ABVP and JNUSU have accused each other’s members of attacking and injuring other students on Sunday night, the Delhi Police said on Monday. Based on the complaints of both the parties, two FIRs have been registered. Police will take further action based on the investigation of the incident and the video footage. The police said that they acted immediately after getting information about the sloganeering.
Delhi Police says it has registered two FIRs in connection with an incident of a brawl between two groups of students on JNU campus on Sunday evening, based on the complaints of the two groups
— ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2021
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-West) Gaurav Sharma had said in the morning that both the sides were accusing each other of obstructing the meeting. Investigation is on and action will be taken after that.
At the same time, according to a statement issued by Left student organizations, an organization had booked the student union auditorium for a program on the birth anniversary of the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on November 14 and put up posters in this regard. However, when the organizers reached the auditorium late in the evening to organize the event, they found that around 15 ABVP members had occupied the place.
The organizers of the event and members of the All India Students’ Association (AISA), a unit of JNUSU, tried to convince the ABVP workers and asked them to leave. However, the Left student body alleged that ABVP members started abusing them. Then our workers came out of the auditorium and started shouting slogans against ABVP, the statement said.
JNUSU alleged that ABVP members indulged in violence and attacked common students. After this a large number of students came there and ABVP members had to leave. Condemning the incident, JNUSU has called a march on Monday. At the same time, the ABVP alleged that the Left parties attacked the students for organizing a meeting at the student activity center ‘Teflas’.