JNU violence: Amit Shah speaks to Delhi Cop, orders probe in the matter

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Delhi Police Commissioner on Sunday, after masked goons barged into the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus and attacked students and teachers.

The home ministry, in a tweet, said the officer has been instructed to take “necessary action”.

“Union Home Minister has spoken to Delhi Police Commissioner over JNU violence and instructed him to take necessary action. Hon’ble minister has also ordered an enquiry to be carried out by a Joint CP level officer and asked for a report to be submitted as soon as possible,” the home ministry tweeted.

The education ministry called the attack unfortunate and highly condemnable.

“It has come to Ministry’s notice that a group of masked people entered the JNU campus today, threw stones, damaged property and attacked students. This is very unfortunate and highly condemnable, such acts of violence and anarchy will not be tolerated,” HRD Ministry tweeted.

“Police has been called by JNU administration to maintain law and order situation in JNU,” the Ministry added.

The Left-controlled JNUSU and the ABVP blamed each other for the violence.

Several teachers and students were injured in the violence. All injured were taken to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for further treatment.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar condemned the violence at JNU.