Clashes between students of Communist and ABVP organisations in Jawaharlal Nehru University

Sharp weapons used, ABVP alleges

New Delhi – A scuffle broke out between the RSS-affiliated ABVP and the SFI, the student wing of the Left front, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus during a meeting on holding students’ union polls on 9th February night. Both sides blamed the other for the scuffle and claimed that some of their members were injured. The clash between the student groups took place during the University General Body Meeting (UGBM) at the Sabarmati Dhaba on the campus while they were electing members of the election panel for the 2024 Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) polls. The video of this scuffle has been circulated on social media. In this, students are seen shouting slogans and arguing with each other. The security guards are seen intervening. The university administration has not yet issued any statement regarding the incident.

The students of ABVP have alleged that the activists of the ‘Democratic Students Federation’ attacked them. A student Prashanto Bagchi and Divya Prakash, a disabled student, were beaten up. Student Prafulla was attacked with a sharp weapon.

About this matter, a Delhi Police officer said that at 12.30 p.m. the security guard of the university called and complained. After this, the Police reached the entrance of the university; but did not go inside. Police have received only ABVP’s complaint. No complaint has been received from the University. Police are in touch with the JNU administration and investigating the matter.

Editorial Perspective

The Administration is failing to take action against the students following Anti-National and anti-Hindu communist ideology in JNU. Now it is necessary to lock down such a University.