TMC delegation to visit AIIMS, JNU to show solidarity
A four-member Trinamool Congress (TMC) delegation is scheduled to visit the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday, to express solidarity with the students after they were attacked by masked individuals the previous night.
The delegation is led by TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, also the party chief, had condemned the "brutality" unleashed against students and teachers at the University.
"We strongly condemn brutality unleashed against students/teachers in JNU. No words enough to describe such heinous acts. A shame on our democracy," Banerjee had tweeted.
On Sunday night, several masked individuals, both male and female, thrashed students, including girls, and teachers inside the JNU campus with wooden and metal rods, injuring many.
While the number of the injured in the various clashes which occurred through the day was not yet known, at least 20 students were admitted to the AIIMS with severe injuries, including Jawaharal Nehru University Students Union President Aishe Ghosh - who was reportedly hit over the eye with an iron rod.IANS