Assam Shilpi Samaj joins JNU protest

Assam Shilpi Samaj joins JNU protest
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The Shilpi Samaj (Artistes' community) in Assam on Thursday condemned the violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and asserted that they were with JNU students and teachers in their "fight for justice".

They will organise a torchlight rally in collaboration with Chandmari AASU on Friday to protest against the violence at the JNU campus.

A group of masked men and women armed with sticks, rods andacid unleashed violence on the campus of one of the premier institutes of thecountry, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), on Sunday evening.

The masked goons, who allegedly are associated with ABVP,went about storming the campus, breaking glasses, rampaging through hostels andattacking students and teachers alike.

At least 28 people, including JNU Students' Union (JNUSU)president Aishe Ghosh, were injured as chaos reigned on the campus for over twohours. While the JNU administration called the police for help, it was onlyafter two hours of vandalism and destruction that Delhi Police reached thecampus and conducted a flag march.

Delhi Police's inaction and failure to stop the violence hascome under heavy criticism. Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Delhi Police chiefAmulya Patnaik and the ministry has sought a report on the violence.

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