Violence returns: Masked men barge JNU, attack pupils, vandalize hostel

Violence returns: Masked men barge JNU, attack pupils, vandalize hostel

JNU government which called in the police shortly after told students to keep calm and cooperate with police.” “This is an urgent message for the total JNU Community that there’s a law and order situation in the JNU Campus. Masked miscreants armed with sticks are roaming around, damaging property and assaulting people,” the JNU administration said in a statement.

JNU students Union President Aishe Ghosh, who got injured in the violence and taken to the hospital, said she was”brutally beaten up” by”goons wearing masks”. Masked men in black robes have been seen in video footages attacking the Sabarmati hostel. Over two dozen students, including JNU students’ union president Aishe Ghosh and Sucharita Sen, a professor were injured in the violence.

Masked men threw in the students and teachers stones that might have skulls, JNU professor Atul Sood said. “These were not small stones, these were big stones that could have broken our skulls. I fell on the side and when I came out, I saw cars completely vandalized like my car,” Sood told TV channels.

Though the number of miscreants roaming around in the campus wasn’t knows, some students claimed that their numbers could be 50. Soon after the attack, violence broke out between two groups of students both blaming the other for the attack within the university.

While JNU Students Union with a left leaning blamed the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the students union of the BJP for orchestrating the attack, ABVP said kits that the left affiliated students who attacked the teachers and students.

JNU Students Unions said that ABVP members have”attacked your university, your professors and your classmates…” and ABVP said their members were”brutally attacked by members connected to leftist students’ associations SFI, AISA and DSF” and maintained that some 25 supporters of ABVP were hurt in the scuffle.

Soon after the attack, violence broke out forcing police to take control of the situation. Delhi Police said tension was on between two teams for past two weeks and on”petition of Jawaharlal Nehru University Administration police has entered the campus now”. Police tried to control the situation and while violence was on inside the campus, a crowd gathered outside the JNU gate where police employees were seen in riot gears chanting slogans.

Meanwhile political blame game started late Sunday evening. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet article the”barbarous assault on JNU students & teachers by masked thugs that has left many seriously injured, is shocking. The fascists in charge of our nation, are afraid of the voices of our brave students. Today’s violence in JNU is a reflection of that fear”

“Have seen pictures of what is going on in #JNU. Condemn the violence unequivocally. This is completely contrary to the tradition and culture of the university,” foreign minister S Jaishankar, an alumnus of JNU said in a Twitter post.

Delhi Lt Governor termed “the violence in JNU against pupils and teachers is highly condemnable” and directed the police”to take all possible steps in coordination with JNU Administration to preserve law and order & take action against the perpetrators of violence.

A strike is on with a segment of pupils against the proposed fee increase and some restrictions on their movement inside the campus.

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Recalling the incident, Murthy said

Recalling the incident, Murthy said

MUMBAI: A bitter encounter on a train in 1974 in Nis, a border town between what is now Serbia and Bulgaria, turned NR Narayana Murthy into a “compassionate capitalist”, leading him to make Infosys, the country’s IT bellwether.

Recalling the incident, Murthy said he was engaged in a conversation with a girl, who could only understand French, but it landed him in trouble.

“We had been talking about life in Bulgaria. I think the boy, who had been accompanying the woman, got upset with us for some reason. So, he went and brought the authorities,” Murthy said on Sunday while addressing the audience at a tech festival arranged by IIT, Bombay, through a video link.

The Bulgarian guards took Murthy’s passport, bag and dragged him on the platform. He was kept in an 8X8 space, with primitive toilet facilities, for a few days.

“I thought they would open the door in the morning and get me some breakfast because I was the state guest, but nothing happened. I lost all hope of eating anything,” he said.

The following morning, police took Murthy into the platform and pushed him into the guard’s compartment of a departing freight train. At this time, Murthy hadn’t had anything to eat or drink for five days in a row.

The guards said,”Look, you are from a friendly country called India, so we’re letting you go but we’ll give you your passport once you reach Istanbul.” If a country treats friends like this, Murthy thought to himself, he wouldn’t want to be part of a communist country ever.

“That cued me from being a confused leftist to a determined compassionate capitalist,” he said. That episode pushed Murthy towards taking the plunge into entrepreneurship.

He said his first attempt at entrepreneurship was a company called Softronics focused on providing IT services to the national market, in Pune, which he shut as he could not see any future prospects.

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Internet not fully restored, but J&K Police to associate with people on Social Networking

Internet not fully restored, but J&K Police to associate with people on Social Networking

Srinagar: Internet providers are yet to be fully restored in Jammu and Kashmir, however, the J&K Police is set to use social media platforms to connect with individuals, improve citizens’ perception of the drive, and increase its reach.

Broadband, landline and cellular services were shut down in the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir in August, before the Narendra Modi government scrapped Article 370 and bifurcated it into two union territories.

In Jammu, broadband services were restored by October, but in Kashmir some educational institutions and government institutions have got it back. Neither area has got mobile internet back, while at the new UT of Ladakh, both services are restored by the end of December.

The circular

‘Law enforcement agencies throughout the globe nowadays make use of social media in a huge way to inform the general public concerning the fantastic work done by them… They are also using social media to get information from people regarding crime and offenders,’ read the circular. It further directed police units to add ‘300 personality tweets’ along with press releases.

‘Kashmiris will see the work done by police’

Regardless of the ongoing online shutdown, police officers ThePrint spoke to seemed hopeful, and stated it was imperative for them to publish information regarding their good work, no matter the ban.

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