Ram Navami Violence : Education Ministry Takes Note, Seeks Report From JNU Over Incident ; Ramdas Athawale For Action Against Culprits

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The Ministry of Education has sought a report from Jawaharlal Nehru University regarding a clash between students’ group on occasion of Ram Navami, officials said on Tuesday.

“As per standard procedures, a formal report has been sought about the clash between the student groups on the occasion of Ram Navmi and the unrest on campus, ” a senior MoE official said.

Whatever happened in JNU wasn’t right & shouldn’t have happened. Ram Navami is a holy festival for Hindus and if someone takes a stand to not eat non-veg then it’s not wrong; all ideologies must be accepted. Culprits should be booked, Union Min Ramdas Athawale was quoted as saying by ANI

Two groups of students clashed at the varsity’s Kaveri Hostel on Sunday allegedly over serving of non-vegetarian food on Ram Navami in the mess, with police saying 20 students were injured in the violence.

The two students groups on Monday lodged police complaints against each other, while varsity authorities claimed the violence occurred after some students objected to a havan, an assertion also made by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliate Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.

The JNU administration also warned students of disciplinary action if they were found indulging in any kind of violence on campus.

Hundreds of JNU students affiliated to the Left-leaning All India Students Association (AISA) staged a protest near the Delhi Police headquarters on Monday and demanded the arrest of ABVP members for their alleged role in the violence at the university.

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