Violence Will Not Be Tolerated; Says JNU Administration

Story Highlights
  • Vice-Chancellor conveyed that no violence will be tolerated on campus.
  • ABVP alleged a pre-planned conspiracy by the rival group JNUSU behind the clash.
  • Police registered an FIR based on a complaint filed by members of JNUSU against ABVP.

New Delhi: The JNU administration on Monday said that no violence will be tolerated on campus and warned the students from getting involved in any incident which disturbs peace and harmony on campus. The warning by JNU came a day after two groups of students clashed at the varsity’s Kaveri Hostel on Sunday allegedly over-serving of non-vegetarian food on Ram Navami in the mess, with police saying six students were injured in the violence.

”Taking serious note of the incident, the Vice-Chancellor, rector and other officials visited the hostel and met the students. The VC conveyed that no violence will be tolerated on campus and appealed the students to maintain peace and harmony,” the Registrar said in an official appeal to the students.

‘JNU administration reiterates its resolve for zero tolerance towards any form of violence on campus. The students are also warned to refrain from involving in such incidents which disturb the peace and harmony on campus. If anyone is found indulging in such acts, they will be liable for disciplinary action as per university rules,” he added.

According to police, security has been tightened at the Jawaharlal Nehru University to maintain peace and ensure no untoward incident takes place again. At least sixteen students from both sides were injured as chaos reigned on the campus yesterday evening. The JNUSU and ABVP students took out separate marches inside the university campus, blaming each other for the violence.

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