A clash erupted at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) over the selection of election committee members, resulting in injuries to several students. The incident, which occurred late Thursday night in the School of Languages building, has sparked controversy and raised concerns about the campus environment.

Assurance of Action

Vice-Chancellor Santishree D Pandit has assured that strict action will be taken against those involved in the violence, regardless of their political affiliations. The administration is committed to investigating the matter thoroughly and ensuring accountability for the perpetrators.

Police Response

Police officials reported receiving information about the clashes in the early hours of the morning, confirming that at least four students were injured. Multiple complaints have been filed from both sides, and investigations are ongoing at the Vasant Kunj North police station.

University’s Stance

Vice-Chancellor Pandit emphasized the responsibility of students to uphold peaceful democratic processes, particularly regarding the conduct of JNU students’ union elections. The Inter-hostel Administration (IHA) oversees the polls, and any complaints will be addressed with strict action against the guilty parties, irrespective of their political affiliations.

Medical Attention and Reporting

The university is attending to the medical needs of students severely injured in the violence. Once medicolegal procedures are completed, a comprehensive report will be prepared, and appropriate actions will be taken by the authorities.

Warning Against Violence

Pandit issued a stern warning to students, highlighting that any acts of violence on campus could lead to further delays in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) polls.

Video Evidence

Disturbing videos circulating online depict scenes of violence, including individuals wielding sticks and throwing bicycles. Security personnel attempted to intervene, but the situation escalated as students were targeted and assaulted.

Allegations and Counterclaims

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Left-backed groups exchanged accusations regarding the violence. While the ABVP claimed self-defense, Left groups alleged attacks on JNUSU office bearers and students.

Claims of Discrimination

Left groups accused ABVP members of singling out Muslim students during the clashes and objected to their participation in the election committee selection process.

Rigging Allegations

The ABVP accused Left groups of rigging the election committee selection process and criticized what they perceived as biased decision-making during General Body Meetings.


The clash at Jawaharlal Nehru University underscores the importance of maintaining peace and democratic values within academic institutions. As investigations continue and tensions remain high, efforts to address grievances and promote inclusivity are imperative for fostering a conducive learning environment. The university community awaits decisive actions from authorities to ensure justice and prevent future incidents of violence.

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