Hindu extremist organization Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members stopped students from eating non vegetarian food and thrashed many at Kaveri hostel in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) said that the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members stopped students from eating non-vegetarian food in the hostel and “created a violent atmosphere”.
The incident triggered clashes and stone-pelting which injured several members. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Manoj C told the media that some students sustained injuries.
The JNUSU said that the ABVP, which is the student wing of the Hindutva Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), used “muscle power and goondaism” to create a ruckus, manhandling the staff and asking them not to prepare any non-vegetarian items.
“They were forcing and attacking the mess committee to change the dinner menu and exclude the usual non-vegetarian items in it for all students,” it added.
“JNU and its hostels are meant to be inclusive spaces for all and not one particular section,” it said.
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