JNU attack aided by administration, says teachers association, needs V-C’s resignation
New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) Monday said they were attacked by’goons’ Sunday day whose entry into the campus was eased by the varsity administration.
‘The administration is easing entry of individuals from outside…they are allowing goons enter the campus. This is a planned attack on faculty members,’ said Majumdar.
‘What happened in JNU isn’t a law and order issue or a clash between two groups…it was a planned attack. The administration is currently trying to attack us.’
Teachers and students of JNU were beaten up and land damaged during a gathering by a group of masked men. Including JNU Students’ Union President Aishe Ghosh teachers and students received injuries in the incident, around 34.
Visuals of students bleeding from the assault and people roaming the campus carrying sticks and batons surfaced on social media. 1 footage showed faculty member Sucharita Sen injured in the incident.
‘VC should resign’
JNUTA members said the goons begun attacking everybody present there and had arrived at the place of the gathering. Teachers were the first ones to get hit when they moved forward to talk with the mob.
‘they started attacking us, although As a first line of defence for the pupils, the teachers went ahead to talk to the guys that were masked to understand what they desired. They also threw stones at the gathering,’ said a faculty member at JNU, Atul Sood.
The gathering was called to maintain calm following the JNU campus saw a series of scuffles between activists of the ABVP and Left outfits.
‘told me she was hit by a rock the size of a brick. When we arrived at the campus the stones weren’t there,’ added Sood.
JNUTA members have also demanded that Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar should resign in the aftermath of the attacks. The association has further requested the JNU administration to make public the records of CCTV footage and evidence .
Some faculty members alleged that the mob of attackers had come to their houses. Bikramditya Choudhary, a faculty member who resides in the campus, said,’Some goons knocked on my door as well.I was not home, but my wife was. She called and was terrified the police for help.’