JNU violence: Admin promises strict action in scuffle between students, guards

A student group and security personnel got into a fight on the JNU campus in Delhi when the former sought the release of scholarship money.

On Monday, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) officials said that harsh punishment would be taken against individuals found responsible for the altercation between a student group led by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and security personnel over scholarship money. JNU said in a statement that it had “taken serious cognizance of the event.”

The university issued a statement saying, “University authorities have taken serious cognizance of the incident of disrupting office work, preventing University employees from carrying out their duties, damaging property, and attacking the unarmed security guards who were rescuing the staff from the section.

The university administration is investigating the incident, and it assured the JNU Community that individuals found responsible will face stern punishment in accordance with university regulations. Additionally, the institution urged people to “avoid engaging in such disruptive activities.”

A student group and security officers got into a fight earlier in the day on the JNU campus in Delhi when the former sought the release of scholarship money. The right-wing group claimed that the guards had attacked the students and accused the staff of “provocation and assault.”

The student organisation released videos of the altercation on Twitter along with the statement that “several students have been gravely injured and the fellowship area is red with students’ blood.”

The president of the All India Students’ Association, which is supported by the Left, N Sai Balaji, posted videos of the altercations and claimed that the ABVP attacked the security personnel.

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