From Pondicherry to Oxford, campuses witness protests against violence at JNU

NEW DELHI: Students on university campuses across the country and even abroad organized protests in solidarity with the students and condemned the violence that took place on the university team.

The protests took place at the University of Pondicherry, the University of Bengaluru, the University of Hyderabad and the Aligarh Muslim University. The students organized peaceful marches to register their protest against violence on the JNU campus.

Today is them, tomorrow can be us. Violence in any form is condemnable. We support our friends at JNU, said Raiza, a student at the University of Pondicherry.

Protests were also seen at the University of Oxford and Columbia, where the students expressed solidarity and marched with signs demanding the safety of students on campus.

Violence broke out at Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday night when masked men armed with sticks attacked students and teachers and damaged property on campus, prompting the administration to call the police.

Many were injured and entered the Institute of Medical Sciences of India in New Delhi.

The president of the JNU Student Union, Aishe Ghosh, suffered a head injury. The 34 students who entered the AIIMS trauma center were discharged on Monday morning.

The JNUSU controlled by the left and the ABVP blamed each other for the violence that continued for almost two hours.