#SOSJNU trends on Twitter, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal says he is shocked

  • Reports of violence came from Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Sunday evening.
  • Twitter saw a war of words between supporters of Leftist students' body and those on the opposite side, with both blaming the other for the violence.
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has expressed shock over the violence in JNU.
As reports of violence on Jawaharlal Nehru University campus came in on Sunday evening, Twitter saw eruption of a war of words between supporters of Leftist students' body and those on the opposite side, with both blaming the other for the violence.

One user wrote: "Left goons attacked ABVP students with rods and sticks in JNU. Delhi Police should immediately take action and arrest the Leftist goons."

#ABVP trended with 41K tweets and #SOSJNU with 17.3K tweets.

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One user posted a clip of an injured JNU Students Union President Aishe Ghosh who was badly injured. He alleged that she was brutally attacked by "ABVP goons".

The students affiliated to ABVP, however, tweeted to claim that "Left goons" had unleashed terror in JNU and were armed with sticks, rods, stones, and acid. They alleged that assailants went room to room of ABVP activists in a JNU hostel to "kill them".

"When they could not stop students from registering, they targeted and brutally attacked them," they claimed.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has expressed shock over the violence in JNU.

"I am shocked to know about violence at JNU. Students attacked brutally. Police should immediately stop violence and restore peace. How will the country progress if our students will not be safe inside the university?" Kejriwal tweeted.

Several students, including JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh, were badly injured in clashes involving ABVP and Left students on the varsity campus on Sunday evening. Outsiders were also reportedly involved.

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Visuals from the spot showed a profusely bleeding Ghosh, who was reportedly hit over the eye with an iron rod. She was taken to a nearby hospital.

General Secretary Satish Chandra was also injured, and some teachers had also been allegedly assaulted.

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