Students from various colleges in Mumbai joined the protest at the Gateway of India against the violence at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi.The protest began on Sunday midnight, as a group of students held a candlelight march in solidarity with the students of JNU, who were brutally beaten up goons on Sunday night.
Many people, mostly students from different colleges in Mumbai, assembled on the pavement across the Taj Palace Hotel near the Gateway of India to condemn the violence which took place in JNU. They shouted slogans to condemn the heinous act and also demanded the arrest of those who were involved in this.
On Sunday night,several masked men and women armed with sticks and rods attacked the students and teachers and damaged the property on the campus. Allegedly, the goons also entered the hostels and carried out violence there.
In fact, at least 28 people including JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) president, Aishe Ghosh were severely injured as the violence reigned on the campus for nearly two hours.Some of the eyewitnesses also alleged that the attackers entered the premises when a meeting was being held by JNU Teachers’ Association over the issue of violence on the campus, and assaulted students and professors.
A large number of videos and images of the incident have gone viral on several social media platforms and the TV channels remain flooded with videos which bear a testimony to the havoc wrecked by the goons in JNU last night.
As of now, the Left-controlled JNUSU and the RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) are blaming each other for the violence which took place in one of India’s most eminent university.