JNU mess staff attacked from serving non-veg, 6 injured in students groups clash
Six students were injured in the incident, violence took place at the Kaveri hostel on Sunday afternoon.
New Delhi: Both ABVP and left students groups clashed in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in Delhi, allegedly over-serving non-veg by hostel canteen staff on the occasion of Ram Navami.
Six students were injured in the incident, incident took place at Kaveri hostel on Sunday afternoon.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) has alleged that the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members assaulted the mess secretary and stopped the staff from serving meat dishes in the hostel.
Countering it, the ABVP, the student wing of the BJP's ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, claimed that members of left organizations tried to stop a Pooja from being organised in the hostel.
Delhi police have registered FIR against unknown ABVP students. It was alleged that ABVP has targeted the students who consume non-veg on the occasion of Ram Navami. ABVP has countered that left-wing students have consumed non-veg.
Violence aggravated, both sides students have accused each other and pelting stones. Few students have injured in the incident.
"There is no violence as of now. A protest was held which is over. We are all positioned here with our team. On the request of the university, we have come here. We are trying to maintain peace," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Manoj C.
SFI students wing has staged protests outside the JNU campus. ABVP goondas have resorted to violence against the student group those who consume non-veg, SFI students have alleged.
During Pooja, non-veg food should not be served, ABVP argued. The JNUSU has further alleged that the ABVP used "muscle power and goondaism" to create a ruckus.
"They were forcing and attacking the mess committee to change the dinner menu and exclude the usual non-vegetarian items in it for all students," the student body said in a statement.
"JNU and its hostels are meant to be inclusive spaces for all and not one particular section," it added. However, JNU has refuted the allegation of JNUSU.
"This pooja was joined by a large number of common students of JNU. The Leftists came to object, obstruct and prevent the pooja from happening. They have created a false ruckus on the issue of 'Right to Food' (Non-Vegetarian Food)," they said, NDTV reported.
We received a complaint from a group of students who are members of JNUSU, SFI, DSF & AISA early this morning against unknown ABVP students. Accordingly, we lodged an FIR under Sec -323/341/509/506/34 IPC. Further probe is on to collect evidence & identify culprits: Delhi Police https://t.co/SDXpCwN6VW— ANI (@ANI) April 11, 2022