Mamata Banerjee condemns the assault on UN students

CALCUTE: prime minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday he condemned the assault on students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on his campus in New Delhi, calling it a heinous act and a shame for democracy.

A delegation of four members of the Trinamool Congress will visit the UNJ campus to express solidarity with students and teachers, he said.

We strongly condemn the brutality unleashed against students/teachers at JNU. There are not enough words to describe such heinous acts. A pity for our democracy, said Banerjee, also supreme of TMC, in a tweet.

A delegation from the Trinamool Congress composed of Dinesh Trivedi and the parliamentarians of the Sajda Ahmed, Manas Bhunia and Vivek Gupta party will go to New Delhi to express their solidarity with the students and teachers attacked.

Violence broke out in JNU on Sunday night when masked men armed with sticks attacked students and teachers and damaged property on campus, which led the administration to call the police. At least 18 people, including the president of the JNU Student Union, Aishe Ghosh, were injured.

The JNUSU controlled by the left and the ABVP blamed each other for the violence.

Meanwhile, the Student Federation of India said on Sunday it will hold demonstrations here on Monday to protest against the barbaric attack on students on the JNU campus.

The rallies will be organized at the University of Jadavpur and the University of the Presidency, said the leaders of the SFI, the student wing of the PRC.

Students will hold a protest demonstration on campus to protest the 'fascist' attack, said Debraj Debnath, leader of the SFI JU unit.

We will also decide whether protests will take place off campus and our future course of action against ABVP and saffron forces, said Debnath, who is also secretary general of the Student Union of the College of Arts at the university.

An SFI leader from the University of the Presidency also said the students will meet on the porch of the university team on Monday and hold a protest rally.

We will intensify our movement against the BJP and ABVP and call for boycotting them, he said.

The JUTA and the Association of Teachers of the University of All Bengal also issued statements condemning the attack on JNU students and alleged attempts to silence the voice of dissent.