ABVP violence at JNU: Opposition leaders lash out at BJP govt

The violence by masked ABVP mob, which saw Jawaharlal Nehru University students and teachers sustaining many injuries, was condemned by many opposition leaders as they criticized BJP govt and demanded the Delhi Police to restore peace in the campus.

Here’s what leaders said about the violence at JNU

Fascists are afraid of students’ voices: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi stated that the fascists in control of our nation are afraid of the voices of our brave students. 

“The brutal attack on JNU students & teachers by masked thugs, that has left many seriously injured, is shocking. The fascists in control of our nation, are afraid of the voices of our brave students. Today’s violence in JNU is a reflection of that fear,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

Wounded students told me that goons attacked them with sticks and other weapons: Priyanka Gandhi

“Wounded students at AIIMS trauma centre told me that goons entered the campus and attacked them with sticks and other weapons. Many had broken limbs and injuries on their heads. One student said the police kicked him several times on his head,” following the hospital visit Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi tweeted.

Shocked: Arvind Kejriwal

“I am so shocked to know abt the violence at JNU. Students attacked brutally. Police should immediately stop violence and restore peace. How will the country progress if our students will not be safe inside university campus? Spoke to Hon’ble LG and urged him to direct police to restore order. He has assured that he is closely monitoring the situation and taking all necessary steps,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.

Such heinous acts: Mamata Banerjee

“We strongly condemn brutality unleashed agst students/teachers in JNU. No words enough to describe such heinous acts. A shame on our democracy. Trinamool delegation led by Dinesh Trivedi (SajdaAhmed, ManasBhunia, VivekGupta) headed to DEL to show solidarity with #ShaheenBagh #JNU,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted.

Book attackers immediately : MK Stalin

DMK leader MK Stalin also took to Twitter to condemn the violence at JNU.  “Shocked to see visuals of masked miscreants attacking JNU students inside the campus. DMK condemns rising incidents of violence against students within universities in the aftermath of #CAA2019. All those who are responsible for these incidents must brought to book immediately,” he said.

Masked attackers entered JNU while law enforcers stood by: Yechury

CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said, “Masked attackers entered JNU while law enforcers stood by. This (video) is what RSS/BJP want to convert India to. They will not be allowed to succeed.”

Tactics from Germany in the 1930s: Shashi Tharoor

“This is unbelievable. These are tactics from Germany in the 1930s, not India in 2020. I implore the authorities to stop this. They are destroying Indian democracy as well as what remains of our nation’s image in the democratic world,” Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said.

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