External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (File photo)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (File photo)

Jaishankar condemns violence at JNU, says 'it's against varsity's culture, tradition'

ANI | Updated: Jan 05, 2020 22:37 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 5 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday "unequivocally" condemned the violence at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi, saying "it is against the tradition and culture of the varsity".
"Have seen pictures of what is happening in #JNU. Condemn the violence unequivocally. This is completely against the tradition and culture of the university," he tweeted. Jaishankar is also an alumnus of the JNU.
Jaishankar's tweet came after a mob of masked goons entered the university campus and assaulted several students and professors with sticks and rods.
According to the Delhi government officials, seven ambulances have been sent to JNU and 10 more are on standby.
Heavy police have been deployed at the main gate of the university following the violence.
"I have been brutally attacked by goons wearing masks. I am bleeding. I was brutally beaten up," JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh told reporters. She has been admitted to the AIIMS here for treatment.
Several other students were also injured in the incident.
In a video of the incident that went viral, a group of goons with their faces covered can be seen assaulting students with wooden sticks and rods.
Meanwhile, 18 people sustained injuries and have come to AIIMS Trauma Centre with complaints of bleeding in the head, abrasions among others, an AIIMS Trauma Centre official said. (ANI)