Owaisi expresses solidarity with brave students of JNU

Owaisi expresses solidarity with brave students of JNU

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi during the Lokmat National Conclave in New Delhi, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Hyderabad AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday expressed solidarity with students of Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, following violence on the campus and said the "cruel attack" was meant to "punish" the students as they "dared to stand up".

"In solidarity with the brave students of JNU. This cruel attack is meant to 'punish' JNU students because they dared to stand up. It's so bad that even Union Ministers are tweeting helplessly. Modi Sarkar must answer why cops are siding with goons," the Hyderabad MP tweeted.

The AIMIM has also tweeted expressing solidarity with the "students of JNU".

"AIMIM stands in solidarity with the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University. Who feels threatened by the voice of students?," the party said in a tweet.

Violence broke out at the 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 the police which conducted a flag march.

At least 28 people, including JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured as chaos reigned on the campus for nearly two hours.

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