Published: 06th January 2020
RSS-affiliated professors were promoting violence to break our movement: JNUSU Prez Aishe Ghosh
JNUSU Vice President Saket Moon said the students body called up the police for two hours but did not get any help
A day after Jawaharlal Nehru University students were attacked by a masked mob in the varsity, JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh, who was also injured in the violence, on Monday alleged that it was an organised attack and some "RSS affiliated professors" like Dr Ashwini K Mohapatra and others were promoting violence.
JNUSU Vice President Saket Moon said the students' body called up the police for two hours but did not get any help. "It was an organised attack. They were singling out people and attacking. There is a clear nexus of JNU security and vandals. They did not intervene to stop violence," Ghosh told reporters at a press conference. "For last 4-5 days, some RSS-affiliated professors were promoting violence to break our movement. Are we wrong to ask for the safety from the JNU and Delhi Police?" the JNU Student Union president asked.
Around 35 students were admitted at the AIIMS and Safdurjung hospitals after a masked mob went on a rampage in JNU on Sunday evening. "It was an organised attack, they were identifying people and attacking them," Ghosh said. Narrating the attack on her, Ghosh said they were singled out beside a car that was also vandalised. "I was surrounded by 30 persons who hit me with iron rods continuously. We were punched. They were about to lynch us and were abusing us," Ghosh, who received head injuries, said.
“Every iron rod used against the students will be given back by debate and discussion. JNU's culture will never be eroded. JNU will uphold its democratic culture,” said Aishe. "The administration will have to take back the manual. Yesterday's attack was not an isolated event. RSS affiliated professors and students organised this attack on students. For the first time in 50 years, there was violence inside the campus," he added