Published: 06th January 2020
Who broke ABVP's Manish Jangid's hand? JNUSU General Secy blamed
Manish was on his way to the registration centre at the administration block when some he was attacked, he said
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student organisation affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was accused of ensuing violence at the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday. But ABVP's presidential candidate for the 2019 Union elections, Manish Jangid has a different story to tell. Manish accused JNUSU General Secretary, Satish Chandra Yadav and his associates of breaking his arm.
Manish was on his way to the registration centre at the administration block when he was attacked, he said. "There were teachers as well with the students. They were gathering fast in the school area. They circulated messages over WhatsApp to gather more students," said Manish. "Around 20-25 of us were sitting in front of the Vivekananda statue at the administration block when around 500 students attacked and chased us off from there. The guards helped us escape and we took refuge inside the Periyar Hostel. The mob, now larger, initiated stone-pelting," added Manish. Where Manish claims to have been sitting, in front of the Vivekananda statue, is reportedly just 20 metres away from the administration building and according to the Delhi HC order, students are not allowed to assemble within 100 metres of the ad-block.
The mob, then, moved inside the hostel and ransacked the rooms of ABVP members and started beating them up black and blue, said Manish. "JNUSU General Secretary Satish Chandra Yadav broke into the room I was in with a group of students and started assaulting me. They broke my arm in the process. I will file an FIR against the students whom I could identify," he added.
When we contacted Satish he rubbished Manish's claims and said that he was at the Sabarmati T-Point around 5.30 pm when these hostels were ransacked. "He (Manish) is just lying through his teeth. Rather, I will file an FIR against Manish, Durgesh Kumar, the ABVP JNU President, and others who I have been assaulted by the day before," said Satish. "They had assaulted women and broken their hands. When I tried to stop them they hit me so hard that I have a haemorrhage now. I have medical reports from Saturday to prove that," he added.