JNU’s student councilor cites lack of security on fight in campus

New Delhi: Anagha Pradeep, a student union councilor, claimed that some boys were brought in from outside to fight, which resulted in two students being hurt on Thursday at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi over a personal dispute. She also cited the absence of security guards on campus as a contributing factor.

JNU admin did not took any action

The councilor claimed that despite being warned about a disturbance in one of the dorms, neither the security office nor JNU administration took any action to safeguard the safety of the students. The councilor stated that JNU security had failed them “time and time again.”

According to Delhi Police, at 5 pm, a PCR call was received regarding a scuffle near Narmada Hostel on the JNU campus. When the police team reached the spot, it was found that there was a fight between two groups over some personal issue in which two students were injured.

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Speaking to ANI, the Students Union Councillor expressed her dissatisfaction over the security situation at the campus and said, “We received a message last night of a ruckus at Narmada hostel and a student was badly thrashed. Before that, there was a brawl at Sutlej hostel. The security office was informed but neither they nor JNU admin took steps to ensure students’ security.”

Videos surfaced online

Some videos of the ruckus in the JNU campus have also surfaced in which some boys are seen running around with sticks in their hands, however, Delhi Police said that they are verifying the videos.

The police said that no complaint has been lodged yet. Necessary action will be taken as and when the complaint is received, added the police.

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