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Education ministry seeks ‘formal report’ from JNU on campus violence on Ram Navami

Two groups of students clashed at the university's Kaveri hostel Sunday allegedly over serving non-vegetarian food on Ram Navami.

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Education has sought a report from JNU regarding a clash between students’ group on occasion of Ram Navami, officials said on Tuesday.

“As per standard procedures, a formal report has been sought about the clash between the student groups on the occasion of Ram Navami and the unrest on campus, ” a senior MoE official said.

Two groups of students clashed at the varsity’s Kaveri Hostel on Sunday allegedly over serving of non-vegetarian food on Ram Navami in the mess, with police saying 20 students were injured in the violence.

The two students groups on Monday lodged police complaints against each other, while varsity authorities claimed the violence occurred after some students objected to a ‘hawan’, an assertion also made by RSS-affiliate ABVP.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration also warned students of disciplinary action if they were found indulging in any kind of violence on campus.

Hundreds of JNU students affiliated to the Left-leaning All India Students Association (AISA) staged a protest near the Delhi Police headquarters on Monday and demanded the arrest of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members for their alleged role in the violence at the university.

This report is auto-generated from PTI news service. ThePrint holds no responsibility for its content.

Also read: ‘No violence on campus,’ JNU tells students after clashes over chicken

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