‘Whatever happened in JNU was not proper’: Union Minister Athawale on violence | Latest News India

Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Union minister for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athawale has condemned the conflict on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday. Speaking to the reporters, he stated that “whatever happened in JNU was not right.” “It should not have happened. Ram Navami is a holy festival for Hindus and if someone takes a stand to not eat non-veg then it’s not wrong. All ideologies must be accepted,” he added. The union minister additionally stated {that a} case ought to be filed towards these concerned.

Students belonging to a left-wing pupil union and RSS-linked Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) clashed amid arguments over non-vegetarian meals at a hostel in the JNU on Sunday. Sharing pictures and movies on social media to again their claims, the 2 teams accused one another of triggering violence on the campus.

Jawaharlal Nehru Students Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh alleged that members of the ABVP created a ruckus on the campus, and assaulted members of the hostel mess over cooking rooster. Countering this, the ABVP alleged that the left-wing pupil unions disrupted a prayer ceremony organized on the event of Ram Navami by shouting slogans.

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According to the Delhi police on Sunday, they’ve registered an FIR towards unknown ABVP members. “We received a complaint from a group of students who are members of JNUSU, SFI, DSF, and AISA in the early morning of April 11, 2022, against unknown ABVP students. Accordingly, we have registered an FIR under section 323/341/509/506/34 of the Indian Penal Code. Further investigation is on to collect factual, scientific evidence and identify the culprits,” an announcement learn.

Meanwhile, the JNU on Monday issued a warning to college students over the violence. Stating that the college has a “zero-tolerance policy towards any form of violence”, it warned college students to “refrain from any such incident that disturbs the peace and harmony on the campus.” The college additional underlined that “if anyone is found indulging in such actions, they will be liable for disciplinary action as per the university rules.”

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