This Article is From Jan 07, 2020

JNU Violence Live Updates: Deepika Padukone Joins JNU Protest, Expresses Solidarity

Political leaders across partly lines- Sena chief and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Congress's Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee- have condemned Sunday's violence. 

JNU Violence Live Updates: Deepika Padukone Joins JNU Protest, Expresses Solidarity

Deepika Padukone was briefly present at the demonstration on Tuesday

Mumbai:

Actor Deepika Padukone today visited the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus to express solidarity with the students who were beaten up on Sunday amid mob attack at the campus.

Protests continue across the country against Sunday's mob attack at the Jawaharlal University that shocked the nation. A group of masked goons barged into the university on Sunday and attacked several students and teachers, went on a rampage, injuring 34 people. 

Students across the nation are protesting against the unprecedented violence at the varsity.  In Mumbai, a group of students who were protesting since Sunday night at the iconic Gateway of India were forcibly moved today to Azad Maiadan, about 2 km away. 

Visuals showed protesters being dragged. The protest has now been called off.

Political leaders across partly lines- Sena chief and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Congress's Rahul Gandhi, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee - among others have condemned Sunday's violence. 

On Monday, prominent faces from Bollywood gathered at Carter Road to register their resistance. 

Here are the live updates on protests against JNU mob attack:

Jan 07, 2020 20:24 (IST)
Actor Deepika Padukone in JNU, expresses solidarity


Jan 07, 2020 19:25 (IST)
Candle march organised by students in Bengaluru
Jan 07, 2020 18:56 (IST)
No BJP worker can incite violence: Nityanand Rai on JNU attack
Days after masked men went on a rampage in JNU, Union Minister Nityanand Rai on Tuesday said no worker or leader of the BJP can incite violence and alleged that the Congress and the AAP was behind the attack.

"Bharatiya Janata Party believes in law and order. No worker or leader of BJP can think of such a thing or incite anyone. This is the work of the Communists, the Congress and Arvind Kejriwal," Nityanand Rai said. 

"The violence in JNU is only part of a conspiracy by opposition parties. I would like to tell them that the students are the future of our country and therefore I will urge Congress leaders and the likes of Arvind Kejriwal (of AAP) to not mislead the students," Mr Rai added. 
Jan 07, 2020 17:03 (IST)
Jadavpur University Protests
Jan 07, 2020 16:51 (IST)
Protests in Pudupet in Chennai
Jan 07, 2020 16:37 (IST)
We demand removal of VC: Sitaram Yechury
Jan 07, 2020 16:06 (IST)
Jan 07, 2020 16:05 (IST)
Violence is not a solution: M Jagadesh Kumar, JNU VC
Jan 07, 2020 15:47 (IST)
No fresh incident reported in JNU so far: Delhi Police
The Delhi Police on Tuesday said that no fresh occurrence of violence has been reported from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus and there will be a continuation of active police deployment in both inside and outside the varsity's premises.

"No fresh incident has been reported from any part of the university. Active deployment of police to continue both inside and outside the university," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Devender Arya said. 

Joint Commissioner Shalini Singh, the Delhi Police officer who has been assigned to submit a fact-finding report to the Ministry of Home Affairs, visited the JNU campus.
Jan 07, 2020 14:55 (IST)
Masked men involved in JNU attack will be exposed soon: Prakash Javadekar
Union minister Prakash Javadekar has said "masked" men involved in the JNU attack will be exposed soon as the Home ministry has ordered an inquiry into the incident. "I feel that Home minister has ordered an enquiry and the masked men involved in the JNU attack will soon be unmasked," he said. 
"Also, misunderstandings are deliberately being spread in JNU and in others parts of the country to incite violence, which will also be exposed," Mr Javadekar added. 


Jan 07, 2020 14:35 (IST)
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi demands resignation of JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi demanded resignation of JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar, "If he has any shame left, he should immediately resign. As the head of the institution he should have protected the students," he said.

Mr Owaisi slammed Delhi police for booking of cases against JNU Students Union President Ashe Ghosh. "I condemn this. This is injustice. She was injured in the attack and instead of arresting those who carried out the attack, police booked her." 
Jan 07, 2020 14:30 (IST)
Protests against CAA driven by ''pirated propaganda'': Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Senior BJP leader and Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act were driven by "pirated propaganda" as the legislation is for providing citizenship and not take it away.

The conspiracy by some people to disturb the secular fabric and unity of the country through the philosophy of "Jhuthmev Jayate (lie will prevail)" will be defeated, the Minority Affairs Minister told reporters.

Mr Naqvi said the protests influenced by "pirated propaganda" are going on over the Citizenship Amendment Act and the truth is that the Act will provide citizenship and not to take it away from any person.
Jan 07, 2020 14:19 (IST)
Jan 07, 2020 13:47 (IST)
Disgraceful, Shameful: Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi on JNU violence
Noble laureate and child right activist Kailash Satyarthi today termed the incident "shameful" and "disgraceful". "Attacks on JNU students by masked goons is utterly shameful. If our daughters aren't safe in girls hostels of universities like JNU and Jamia, there is nothing more disgraceful," Kailash Satyarthi told news agency  IANS.
Jan 07, 2020 13:21 (IST)
Forensic team at JNU to conduct investigation into January 5 violence at the university
Jan 07, 2020 13:20 (IST)
Clash between ABVP and NSUI workers in Ahmedabad
Jan 07, 2020 11:14 (IST)
"A University Stands For....": IIM Ahmedabad Director On JNU Violence
Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad Director Errol D'Souza has condemned the violence in JNU, calling it a "very low point" in the country post Independence history. He said a university stands for tolerance, dialogue and an "agreement to disagree", and violence violates the foundations of a civilization.

"A university stands for tolerance, dialogue and an agreement to disagree. Violence is anathema to the idea of a university and violates the foundations of a civilization" Mr D'Souza said in a tweet late Monday night. 
Jan 07, 2020 10:35 (IST)
"Occupy Gateway" protest called off in Mumbai, hours after protesters were moved. 
Jan 07, 2020 10:02 (IST)
JNU Violence: JNU Teacher Quits Government Panel Over Violence
Angered and upset with the incidents that took place in his university on Sunday Prof C P Chandrasekhar has resigned from the government committee which would have reviewed economic data process . Here's his statement: 


"I regret to inform you that, because of the situation in JNU where I stay, I will be unable to attend tomorrow's meeting. Further, I feel that, under current conditions, this Committee is unlikely to be able to restore the credibility of the statistical system, which has been undermined in the recent past. I wish to record my appreciation of the sustained efforts of the large number of colleagues within the statistical system whom I have greatly valued working with in the past to build a robust and credible statistical base. It is unfortunate that political pressures have reduced their autonomy now, and efforts to consolidate a well-designed system are being subverted. In these circumstances, I will not be able to serve on this Committee."

Jan 07, 2020 09:25 (IST)
The Delhi Police has filed a first information report against JNUSU chief Aishe Ghosh and 19 other people for attacking security guards of JNU and vandalising the server room on January 4. 
Jan 07, 2020 09:24 (IST)