Dozens brutally attacked at Delhi college after opposing 'anti-Muslim' citizenship regulation

Round 200 masked males from a right-wing Hindu nationalist group stormed a college in Delhi tonight, attacking terrified college students and their professors with wood sticks and stones.

material=”The scholar physique at Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) has vocally opposed a brand new ‘anti-Muslim’ citizenship regulation ever because it was launched by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on December 11.” data-reactid=”10″>The scholar physique at Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) has vocally opposed a brand new ‘anti-Muslim’ citizenship regulation ever because it was launched by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on December 11.

The precise variety of the injured is unknown however college students stated round 20 individuals had been severely injured and an extra 50 nursing minor wounds.

Dr Harjit Singh Bhatti from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences stated 15 college students from JNU had been admitted with extreme head accidents inflicted by the sticks and sharp weapons.

Two college students, together with the President of the Scholar Union, are stated to be in critical situation.

As much as 800 college students are stated to stay throughout the college campus, both barricading themselves inside their rooms or hiding out within the open in bushes and bushes.

The mob is believed to belong to a right-wing Hindu nationalist group Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) which is affiliated with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP).

Police have been accused of not solely turning a blind-eye by failing to cease the ABVP attackers but in addition beating college students on campus themselves.

“There’s something deeply sickening a few authorities that enables and encourages such violence to be inflicted on their very own youngsters,” tweeted Priyanka Gandhi, the chief of the Congress opposition get together.

The JNU college students had been holding a peace march at 6pm when the mob entered their campus, in line with those that escaped.

Protests have erupted throughout India for the reason that passing of the Citizenship Modification Act Credit score: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Allegedly, professors from the college and members of the coed union tried to remonstrate with the mob and enchantment for calm however had been badly overwhelmed.

The ABVP members then roamed across the JNU campus attacking college students at will.

material=”“We’re completely helpless and terrified,” one PhD scholar who had barricaded himself in his room in Sabarmati halls advised the Telegraph.” data-reactid=”32″>“We’re completely helpless and terrified,” one PhD scholar who had barricaded himself in his room in Sabarmati halls advised the Telegraph.

“Numerous feminine college students had been focused and so they have been overwhelmed very badly,” stated one other in Jhelum halls.

A second yr scholar described the campus as ‘apocalyptic’ and stated masked males had run round beating feminine college students and throwing rocks at them.

The ABVP is believed to be offended that JNU college students had held protests to object to the Citizenship Modification Act which can supply supply citizenship to followers of six religions – together with Christians, Sikhs and Hindus – from neighbouring Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, however not Muslims.

A gaggle of feminine college students who managed to flee whereas the assault was underway stated the mob remained at massive and so they feared additional assaults would happen.

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At the very least 26 individuals have died in nationwide demonstrations whereas 1000’s extra have been detained.

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