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 Several opposition leaders join JNUSU protest march against violent attack on JNU campus
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Several opposition leaders join JNUSU protest march against violent attack on JNU campus

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Jan 2020, 10:20 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Left leaders Sitaram Yechury, Brinda Karat and D Raja, Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav and Congress leader Mukul Wasnik joined the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union’s(JNUSU) protest march against the violent attack on the JNU campus to the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The protesters are also demanding the removal of Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar.

The march started from Mandi House and a large number of people were seen walking in the march. The protesting student, teachers and leaders were taken to the protest venue in buses arranged by Delhi Police.

The protesters reached the Ministry of Human Resource Development at around 3:10 pm.

On the evening of January 5, a group of unidentified masked goons attacked students inside Jawaharlal University campus and in hostels in which JNUSU president, general secretary and around twenty students got injured and admitted to the AIIMS.

Many politicians and celebrities condemned the violence.

The incident triggered mass protests across the country against the police failure to control the attack as JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh claimed to have informed the policemen deployed in the campus about the build-up of unknown people within the JNU premises since afternoon on the day of the incident.

Several traffic restrictions have been imposed in central Delhi due to the march.  

Ahead of the march, JNUSU appealed the people of Delhi in a tweet to join the agitation.

On Wenesday, former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar called upon the Delhites to join today's protest march.

"Hey Delhi, it's your turn now to show your solidarity with the Students of India. Lets march together against mob violence and in defense of inclusive public education. Please come with posters in your hand and love in your heart for all our fellow-citizens. See you tomorrow," he tweeted.

Echoing the stand of JNUSU, CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat claimed that the violence could not have happened without the Vice-Chancellor's knowledge. "The VC has to go," Karat said, reported the Indian Express.

"For three hours, people wearing masks beat up varsity students. They entered the campus with police being present at the main gate," said Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M) general secretary, the news organisation quoted.

Holding the JNU VC responsible for the brazen attacks, Yechury tweeted," No resignation, JNU VC must be removed. For three hours, he allowed people to vandalise the campus and hurt students and teachers badly. Police was outside but he didn't call them inside. He only called them inside when it was over. It is clear VC is complicit."