Before the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration banned protests and rallies in campus yesterday, its teachers' association took out a peace march against the incidents of violence.
The march, which was also attended by students and university staffers, started from Ganga Dhaba and culminated at Chandrabhaga Hostel.
The teachers and students were also carrying out a night vigil against the attack and ban on gatherings/protests.
Several students have been targets of mob violence, says JNUTA
Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association (JNUTA) expressed its serious concern at the situation in the varsity "where several students, including many women, have been targets of mob violence within the university."
"An air of insecurity is prevailing in the campus as there are several reports of incidents and there is a palpable lack of response on the part of the administration," the JNUTA said.
JNUTA accused the administration of having uneven approach
The JNUTA accused the administration of having an "uneven approach" and blamed it for the emboldening of "the perpetrators of such violence who are hell-bent on undermining JNU's great democratic traditions".
"Disciplinary powers have been used very harshly and excessively to penalize students and students' union activists protesting peacefully against the administration's policies," the varsity's teachers' association said.
More security personnel should be deployed at hostels, demands JNUTA
"The JNUTA demands an immediate end to this administrative ineptitude it demands that more security personnel be deployed at all hostels and other locations," the teachers' association said.
Students wishing to register complaints have been attacked in the vicinity of the police station and the JNUTA alleged its members and students were even threatened inside the police station.
JNUTA hopes police will do needful for students' security
"Several teachers, who went to the Vasant Kunj police station only because they heard that the newly elected JNUSU President was being threatened there, were witness to this sordid event," the JNUTA said.
"The JNUTA hopes the Delhi Police will do the needful to ensure the safety and security of JNU students and all other members of the JNU community," the JNUTA said.
Clashes erupted between ABVP, Left members
Members of the RSS-affiliated ABVP and the Left-backed AISA clashed early yesterday, hours after the JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) poll results were announced, with both groups accusing each other of attacking their supporters.
Violence erupted on JNU campus after a united front of Left student groups Sunday won all four central panel posts in the union defeating the ABVP by considerable margins.
AISA, ABVP accused each other for attacking their supporters
While the AISA alleged that ABVP members randomly attacked students with a former student being almost "lynched" and the new JNUSU President being beaten up, the RSS-affiliate claimed its activists were attacked by Left supporters and three were injured.