Jawaharlal Nehru University has turned out to be a battle ground. A fight broke out between two factions of students at the university campus on the occasion of Ram Navami over the serving of non-vegetarian food in the mess and the celebration of Ram Navami in a hostel.
The matter turned dreadful, and a brawl erupted between the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Left alliance. Several students were injured and hospitalised in this clash.
Since the incident, things have not settled down yet. A new controversy has erupted after the Hindu Sena, a right-wing organization, raised a saffron flag at JNU’s main entrance.The organisation stuck posters near the university campus on which “bhagwa JNU” (saffron JNU) was written.
Tug of war between two factions
The tug of war between the two factions has been going on for some time. The current development came amidst Ram Navami when a spat took place between left-wing students and members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad over the cooking of non-veg food and the celebration of Ram Navami.
The blame game and mudslinging broke out. Left-wing students blamed that they were prevented from consuming non-veg food. Meanwhile, ABVP members sang a different song, saying the leftist students created disturbances by celebrating Ram Navami in a hostel.
The ABVP is attempting to transform the university into a bhagwa color.The atmosphere of the university campus is tense; any untoward incident can take place again.
Police register a case
Police have registered an FIR against unidentified ABVP members on the complaint of some students. ABVP members have also lodged police complaints. One of the students said that he was attacked despite being physically challenged.
The JNU administration wants a peaceful atmosphere on the campus and has decided to initiate a probe into the violence and has warned students that action will be taken against the culprits. The administration appealed to the students to maintain peace.
The fights and heated arguments on the JNU campus have been increasing with each passing day. Students are concentrating more on political activities than on their studies.