Some masked miscreants behind JNU attack identified, no arrests yet

New Delhi: Unprecedented violence unfolded at Delhi’s Jawaharlal University on Sunday evening when several masked men, armed with sticks and stones, barged into the university campus and targeted students and teachers, spreading chaos and terror. Around 19 students, all from Left-backed groups, and five teachers were injured. Aishe Ghosh, the president of the students’ union was among those who suffered serious injuries in the attack that shocked the nation. “I have been brutally attacked by goons wearing masks. I have been bleeding. I was brutally beaten up,” she said.
One of the most shocking visuals from Sunday’s violence shows Aishe Ghosh – with cuts and wounds on her face – sitting as students and teachers help her after the attack.
Political leaders across parties, including Congress’s Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, have condemned the violence.
Sunday’s violence comes less than a month after police clampdown at the Jamia University in the national capital, an incident that students across the country and world condemned.
JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh spoke to NDTV today on Sunday’s mob attack and said: “Vice Chancellor should immediately resign”. She repeated JNUSU’s allegations that cops were mute spectators
Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar has appealed for peace in a statement. “The University stands by all the students to facilitate their pursuit of academic activities. We will ensure that their winter semester registration will take place without any hindrance. They need not fear about their process. The top priority of the University is to protect the academic interests of our students,” the statement read.
Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal on Sunday’s mob attack and asked him to get in touch with the university representatives.
Students and faculty members of JNU alleged that police personnel and private security guards on the campus remained “mute spectators” as the masked attackers went on the rampage. They have also been accused of letting the attackers slip out.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police filed a case against violence at JNU and claimed that several masked attackers identified.