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JNU: ABVP members attack students, molest female students demanding non-veg food in campus

Students of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Jawaharlal Nehru University stopped Muslim students and other left-leaning students from eating non-vegetarian food on Ram Navami today.

ABVP students have also been accused of assaulting the mess secretary of the Kaveri Hostel on the campus.

“I was attacked with a tube light and have several cuts on my hand. Vikram from ABVP molested me by pulling my hand and grabbing my breasts. They slapped and hit us on our legs,” Dolan Samanta, JNU student leader said.

She said, “They started their violence over the cooking of non-veg food in the morning and continued their attack till the evening. Comrade Akhtarista Ansari is brutally hurt. Many students have been brutally beaten up.”

“Students who stand up against the hooliganism unleashed by ABVP, the price one pays is to get beaten up by them. Also, despite several calls to Delhi police and JNU Administration, none of the authorities felt the need to reach out to students,” JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh wrote on Facebook.

The university has issued a notice after the ABVP violence, saying that there is no restriction on the consumption of non-vegetarian food in the campus mess.

There is no prohibition from the university administration, it added

“ABVP goons have created a violent atmosphere in Kaveri Hostel due to their politics of hate and divisive agenda,” the JNU Student Union (JNUSU) said.

“The menu has both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Students can eat the food of their choice. But the ABVP workers created a ruckus by committing hooliganism. Along with this, the employees of the mess were also beaten up. ABVP workers pressurised the mess employees not to cook non-vegetarian food,” JNUSU claimed.

The union went on to say: “Students living here come from different parts of the country and have different culture and food preferences, which should be respected, the union said, alleging that this move by the ABVP is a reflection of their politics of domination and right-wing Hindutva policies in democratic and secular places like the JNU.”

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