The Central Government has adopted a strict attitude regarding the violence on the occasion of Ram Navami in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The Union Ministry of Education has sought a report from JNU on the violence. Around 20 people were injured in a clash between Left and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) students on the JNU campus on Ram Navami.
Earlier on Monday, the JNU administration said that violence of any kind will not be tolerated on the campus and students should not indulge in any such incident which disturbs peace and harmony.
How did the violence erupt in JNU?
Significantly, violence erupted in JNU on Sunday after some students objected to a ‘peaceful’ havan on the occasion of Ram Navami. The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad has also made the same claim. However, JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) led by Left organisations, has alleged that ABVP members attacked students on Ram Navami while protesting against the non-veg food being served in the Cauvery Hostel mess.
JNU made it clear in a statement that there is no bar on serving non-veg food. It has been emphasized in the statement that the mess is run by the student committee and the administration has nothing to do with their food and drink list.
Police said that 20 people were injured in the clash between the two groups on Sunday. JNU registrar said in an official appeal to the students, “Taking the incident seriously, the VC and other officials visited the hostel and met the students. The VC told them that any kind of violence will not be tolerated in the campus and students should maintain peace and harmony.”
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