Indira Jaising, a reputed lawyer of the Supreme Court of India today (January 6, 2020) demanded the Chief justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde to take suo moto (latin term meaning “on its own motion”) cognizance of the attacks that happened on Jawaharlal Nehru University Campus last night.
In the appeal, Jaising also sought the summoning of the Commissioner of Police of Delhi and issuing of directions to the police to apprehend the hooded goons who attacked JNU’s students, staff and teachers with iron bars, wooden lathis and bricks. She further urged the court to take action immediately to protect the life and liberty of JNU students.
In an unfortunate turn of events last night (January 5, 2020) around 7 pm, reportedly, 50-60 men and women carrying weapons including sharp objects like hammers, knives, metal bars, wooden rods and bricks (identified by eyewitnesses as ABVP goons) attacked the students, teachers and staff of JNU including Aishe Ghosh, President of JNU Student Union, Aishe Ghosh was brutally attacked. Pictures and videos of her bleeding profusely went viral on the internet last night so much so that biased-agenda backed news channels showing her video on repeat, falsely claimed that she was an ABVP student who was beaten by leftist student groups. Aishe Ghosh had been admitted to AIIMS following the attack and has received five stitches on her forehead, right above the eye where she was reportedly hit with an iron rod.
Reportedly, the Delhi police stood as mute spectators of the attacks quoting not having permission of the Vice Chancellor of JNU, M Jagadesh Kumar as the reason behind their brazen inaction. This is the same Delhi police that had stormed the campus of Jamia Millia Islamia University only a few days back pursuing rumored “violent protestors” and beating up whomsoever came in sight – violent or not, reportedly.
The opposition claimed that this is yet another terror inducing tactic of the government in power to silent the voices of the educated masses of the country in order to cripple free speech and thought by directly attacking the educational institutions.
A total of 19 students and 4 teachers have been hospitalized while a total of 40 students and 12 teachers were injured. Union Home Minister, Amit Shah has allegedly asked Police Chief, Amulya Patnaik to submit a report on the incident. Meanwhile thousands of tweets are trending on twitter today asking for help for JNU and Shah’s resignation from office.