JNU Violence: FTII Students Condemn Attack, More Protests Planned

JNU Violence: FTII Students Condemn Attack, More Protests Planned

Pune: Students of the Film & Television Institute of India here staged a protest on Sunday midnight
against violence at the Nehru University in Delhi. they're also getting to hold another demonstration on Monday, a gathering that is currently underway, a member
of FTII students' association said.

On Sunday midnight, the FTII students carried 'mashals' (fire torches) while shouting slogans against the violence and expressing solidarity with the JNU students. They held an indication outside the FTII gate, holding banners with messages like - 'FTIIstands with JNU, condemns the violence of ABVP Goons'.Later, students from various other colleges in
Maharashtra's Pune city also joined the protest.

"After getting information about the JNU violence, we immediately called a gathering of scholars and staged a protest outside the FTII," the students' association member said. Students from various other colleges also joined the midnight agitation, he said. "What happened in JNU is condemnable and that we appeal to all or any students from various colleges and universities here to
protest such violence," he said.

A protest is planned on Monday and a gathering is underway to make a decision the course of action, he said. Sandip Barve, member of 'Yuvak Kranti Dal', an area youth organisation, said they're going to even be holding a few of protests outside the district collectorate and at Savitribai
Phule Pune University (SPPU) on Monday evening.

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) is additionally getting to stage a protest at SPPU. Violence broke call at JNU on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in police which conducted a flag march.

At least 28 people, including JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh, were injured as chaos reigned on the campus for nearly two hours. Eyewitnesses alleged that the attackers entered the premises when a gathering was being held by JNU Teachers' Association over the difficulty of violence on the campus, and assaulted students and professors. They also barged into three
hostels.