File photo of Congress leader P Chidambaram | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
File photo of Congress leader P Chidambaram | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Text Size:

New Delhi: It is shocking and horrifying to see live telecast of “masked men entering JNU hostels and attacking students”, Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Sunday and alleged that such an “act of impunity can only happen with the support of the government”.

A clash broke out between members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union and the ABVP on the university campus on Sunday.

The Left-controlled students’ union and the ABVP blamed each other for the attack.

“What we are seeing on Live TV is shocking and horrifying. Masked men enter JNU hostels and attack students. What is the Police doing? Where is the Police Commissioner?” the former finance minister tweeted.

“If it is happening on live TV, it is an act of impunity and can only happen with the support of the government. This is beyond belief,” he wrote on the microblogging site.

Also read: JNU students and teachers thrashed by lathi-wielding mob on campus, property damaged


Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it

India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises.

But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle.

ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here.

Support Our Journalism

3 Comments Share Your Views


  1. These are the cradles of Indian civilisation, much more than our temples and churches and mosques. These should be protected from all efforts at desecration and defilement. The Delhi Police is so efficient, has so many personnel / vehicles / resources, not a leaf can be plucked if they do not will it. See the impeccable, five rings of security they provide at the Red Fort on 15th August.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here