CM Uddhav Thackeray compares attack on JNU students to 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks

Mumbai: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has compared Sunday night’s brutal attack on JNU students to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, describing the violent assault by masked goons armed with sledgehammers and iron rods as an act of “cowardice”. The Shiv Sena leader also urged Delhi Police to act swiftly and decisively, warning them that failure to do so would lead to questions being asked of a law and order force that is already under criticism for its handling of last month’s protest by Jamia Millia students.
“Youth are scared and angry. Our youth are not cowards. Don’t ignite a bomb by instigating the youth. If the police don’t act, then there will be questions (about) the police,” Thackeray said on Monday.
Horrific scenes were witnessed late on Sunday evening after dozens of masked individuals carrying weapons barged into the JNU campus and went on a rampage for three hours, unstopped by either the cops or university administration.
At least 34 people, including students and faculty, were injured in the JNU attack. While students have alleged the role of the ABVP, the BJP-linked student group has flung the allegation right back at Left-backed groups.
On Monday morning Delhi Police said screenshots from social media posts that went viral and CCTV footage are being used to identify the attackers. The cops also said a FIR had been filed.