The Union Home Minister Amit Shah asked Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to investigate the JNU violence and take necessary action. The home ministry tweeted from that the minister had already ordered an inquiry by a Joint CP level officer.
Eye witnesses told that the violence started around 6:30 pm when around 50 masked goons forcibly entered the campus and started throwing bricks at buildings. They damaged furniture with hammers and beat up students and staff with sticks.
JNU students’ union president Aishe Ghosh was hit on her head. She was admitted to AIIMS for treatment. She said that she was singled out by the goons and one of them hit her hard on her head. A tweet from JNUSU read that the goons had the blessings of the police and the university administration.
The JNUSU blamed ABVP for the attack. ABVP is the student wing of the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party. The tweet read that those were unknown ABVP goons and they had covered their faces to avoid recognition. But not all were students of JNU.
ABVP blamed left-wing student unions for the attack
The ABVP leaders alleged that their members were also brutally attacked in violence. They said that around 25 students belonging to ABVP were injured and 11 were missing after the violence. They blamed SFI, AISA, and DSF for the attack.
The attack was widely condemned
Education ministry condemned the attack in its tweets. Union Ministers S Jaishankar and Nirmala Sitharaman – both JNU alumni – have condemned the attack. Rahul Gandhi said that it was a reflection of the fear of the government.