The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration on Monday warned students on clashes that disturbed peace and harmony on the campus. On Sunday, at least 16 persons were injured in a clash involving two groups inside the campus. Police on Monday registered an FIR based on a complaint filed by members of the JNUSU, SFI, DSF and AISA against unknown ABVP students. A senior police officer was quoted saying that the ABVP members have said that they too will file complaints.
Police said that security has been tightened at JNU. The JNUSU and ABVP students took out marches inside the campus. They blamed each other for the violence.
The 16 students were injured allegedly after the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyardhi Parishad (ABVP) students objected to non-vegetarian food being served at one of the JNU hostels, Kaveri. According to news reports, a Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) student injured in the clash said that ABVP members barged inside the hostel and started attacking students as non-vegetarian food was being cooked inside the hostel mess on Sunday.
ABVP’s JNU wing president Rohit Kumar was quoted saying that they are not against non-vegetarian food being served in the hostel mess. Some alleged that the attack had been planned by the JNUSU. The ABVP said that the JNUSU students were against a Ram Navami puja and attacked them with stick when the puja was being performed.