Students clash in the name of politics in JNU
The small disturbances, which the India’s most prestigious campus Jawaharlal Nehru University has been witnessing for last couple of days, particularly since the beginning of the this year’s election process, have transformed into a violent clash, hours after it was declared that the leftist coalition led by the AISA and AISF retained their bastion with a promising number of votes and seats.
The violence have occurred in a JNU campus hostel premises hours before the sunrise today. At this moment, it is not clear who has triggered the violence. The only thing which is clear at this moment is several students have been injured during the violent clashes, which has taken place between the leftists and rightists students.
Each faction criticise the opposite faction for whatever have happened in the campus during and after the election.
There are allegations that newly elected JNU students’ union president N Sai Balaji, who is a renowned leftist student leader, has been threatened and attacked by the rightist students.
Meanwhile, the rightist student leaders have alleged that it was the leftist leaders –particularly those led by the winners of the election- triggered the violence in the campus.
Why our campuses turn intolerant and undemocratic?
Vignesh. S. G
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