On Sunday afternoon, two groups of students fought on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in Delhi, purportedly over meat served in the dormitory canteen on Ram Navami. Six students were injured in the incident, which occurred at 3:30 p.m. at Kaveri hostel.
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members allegedly assaulted the mess secretary and prevented the staff from serving meat dishes in the hostel, according to the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU).
The ABVP, the student branch of the BJP’s ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, responded by claiming that members of left-wing organisations attempted to prevent a Pooja from being held at the dormitory.
Both sides have accused the other of throwing stones at their members and wounding them. “At this time, there is no violence.” There was a protest, which has since ended. With our team, we’re all positioned here. We’ve come here at the request of the university.
According to news agency PTI, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Manoj C said, “We are trying to maintain peace.” The ABVP allegedly employed “muscle force and goondaism” to create a ruckus, according to the JNUSU.
In response to the violence both JNUSU and ABVP said that they would hold protests on campus.