JNUSU, ABVP at blame for violence JNU

NEW DELHI: The student union of Jawaharlal Nehru University () and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad () resorted Sunday to the blame game after masked men entered the university campus and attacked people.

Calling it an emergency situation, they claimed that ABVP members, with their masked faces, moved on campus with lathis, bars and hammers and beat the students.

According to sources, the clash took place during a public meeting organized by the JNU Teachers Association.

Several teachers and students have been beaten. The president of JNUSU has been brutally attacked, JNUSU said.

Members of the student teams backed by the left claimed that foreigners were allowed to enter the campus and entered shelters, including hostels for girls.

JNUSU added: The students are trying to save themselves while being persecuted by ABVP thugs while the police are complicit in the crimes, forcing students to sing 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' slogans.

Countering the accusations, ABVP said leftist activists were behind the violence in JNU. He said ABVP members were attacked by students affiliated with the leftist student organizations SFI, AISA and DSF.

The ABVP claimed that 25 students were injured in the attack.

Meanwhile, the JNU administration said it called the police to keep law and order on campus. A statement from the registrar's office said efforts are being made to deal with criminals.

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