We will conduct an official inquiry on the Kaveri hostel violence: JNU

India Politics

All India Student Association (AISA)  have called for a mass delegation to meet JNUvice-chancellor while the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (AVBP) students have demanded an official inquiry.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) said that they will conduct a procedural inquiry into the violence that took place in Kaveri Hostel on Sunday.

Dean of the student, Sudheer Singh said, “We’ll conduct the procedural inquiry. Whatever the official procedure is, we’re going to follow it.” Singh added further that they have already talked with both the students group and the matter is settled for now.

N Sai Balaji, a spokesperson for the  AISA said, “AISA has been demanding an independent judicial inquiry.” He further added that the university administration should take action against the continuous violence.

Ambuj Mishra, a spokesperson from ABVP said they want an inquiry. Mishra said, “We demand an inquiry over the issue. That’s what we want the police to do an inquiry”

Both the factions have lodged a first information report (FIR) with the Vasanth Kunj (north) police station respectively.

Madhuri Kundu, secretary of AISA said, “We’re going to try to meet the Vice Chancellor  of JNU. There’ll be a human chain.” 

The violence

Last Sunday, a violent fight broke-out between the left-wing and right-wing students in the Kaveri Hostel over the serving of meat in the mess on the occasion of Ramnavami

Kundu said, “It started in the afternoon when the meat supplier came to deliver and was threatened. The ABVP said that non-veg won’t be cooked in the mess  At, around 7:30 p.m., I saw 20 to 30 students and ABVP members fighting.”

Kundu got kicked and punched in the fight.. She said around 20–30 students got injured and they are being treated at All India Medical Institute’s trauma center.

Mishra from ABVP said that there’s no issue over food. “There’s no issue with food. It’s just created by the left people to create a ruckus over Ramnavami. There are 18 hostels in JNU, everywhere the menu is the same but why did it happen only in Kaveri hostel where the puja was going on,” he said. He added that a member from ABVP sustained a hand injury on the hand.

On Monday, left-wing students were detained by Delhi police while they protested against the right-wing group.