Prime News, Nation, (New Delhi), January 6:-The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union on Monday accused the vice-chancellor of “perpetrating violence” in the university.
Accusing Vice-Chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar of behaving like a “mobster”, the JNUSU said he used all means to ensure that students and teachers faced “violence”.
It also alleged that outsiders were brought in with lathis and rods to “perpetrate violence”.
“This Vice Chancellor is a cowardly vice-chancellor who introduces illegal policies through the backdoor, runs away from questions of students or teachers and then manufactures a situation to demonise JNU,” the JNUSU charged.
For nearly 70 days now, students of JNU have been on a strike against a hostel fee hike.
“The violence that happened is the result of the desperation and frustration of the VC and his cronies.
“But the chronology of events that unfolded today is a shameful episode for the Delhi Police who gave a safe passage to ABVP goons imported from outside,” the JNUSU alleged.
It demanded that the vice-chancellor tender his resignation or be removed by the HRD Ministry.
Meanwhile, Massive deployment of security personnel remained in place on Monday at Jawaharlal Nehru University, with authorities only allowing students with valid ID cards inside the campus which had witnessed violence.
According to sources, security was deployed outside the hostels, administration block and other important locations.
Entry of outsiders including media was restricted, the sources said.
Violence had broken out at Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in police which conducted a flag march.
At least 28 people, including JNU Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured as chaos reigned on the campus for nearly two hours.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)