JNU Violence: Uddhav Thackeray Calls It Akin To 26/11 Terror Attack

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JNU Attack: Uddhav Thackeray Calls It Akin To 26/1
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Thirty-four students, including Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh, have been injured in the attack by masked assailants in JNU. Among them are some students supported by both Left parties and by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). All injured students have been discharged after treatment at AIIMS.

Delhi Police have handed over the probe into this matter to the Crime Branch but questions are being raised on its role. Delhi Police is being asked how all the attackers managed to escape despite police presence.

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Former JNUSU president and CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury called this attack by armed, masked assailants as well-planned and premeditated. He also raised questions about the role of JNU administration.

At an election rally in Jharkhand, Prime Minister Modi had said that protesters against the Citizenship Law can be identified from their clothes. In the same vein, Yechury said that the masked JNU attackers can be identified from the slogans they were raising.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray compared this attack to the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and said that the attackers should be unmasked.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar criticized the attack by masked men and called for an inquiry into it but even before the inquiry could be conducted, he held the Congress, Left parties and Aam Aadmi Party responsible for it.

Irrespective of political mudslinging, evidence related to the masked attackers has gone viral on social media. The question that arises is whether the Delhi Police’s Crime Branch will be able to solve this case or not because its track record in high-profile cases is not encouraging.

Several times in the past, probes into several important cases were handed over to the Crime Branch, but it was unable to solve them. In 2016, the Crime Branch was unable to find the whereabouts of Najeeb Ahmed, a student who went missing from JNU.