New Delhi: The controversy surrounding violence at JNU continues to keep Twitter very, very busy especially after Delhi Police filed an FIR against 20 students including JNU Students Union President Aishe Ghose.
Actor Swara Bhasker is almost speechless with shock at the FIR.
I’m sorry WHATTTTT?????
Delhi Police files FIR against JNUSU chief Aishe Ghosh, others after complaint by JNU admin – India News https://t.co/NUyNzVRsME
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) January 7, 2020
Writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar is all sarcasm in his first reaction to the FIR.
The FIR against the president of JNUSU is totally understandable . How dare she stop a nationalist , desh Premi iron rod with her head . These anti nationals don’t even let our poor goons swing a lathi properly . They always put their bodies there . I know they love to get hurt .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) January 7, 2020
Dhruv Rathee provides ‘proof’ that the ABVP was involved in the JNU campus violence from one of its own members who admitted this on Times Now.
How much proof does Police need?
ABVP Delhi Jt. Sect. accepts on live TV that it was in fact ABVP members who were carrying rods, sticks, pepper spray and even acid that night, wearing masks (1) pic.twitter.com/X20ybvrc4d
— Dhruv Rathee (@dhruv_rathee) January 7, 2020
Filmmaker and musician Vishal Bhardwaj uses poetry to seek answers for the ‘lawlessness’ in JNU.
हम मायूस नहीं हैं, हम हैरान नहीं
जैसा सोचा था तुम वैसे ही निकले
सच भी झूठा झूठा लगने लगता है
झूठ भी इतनी सच्चाई से बोलते हो
फ़र्क़ कहाँ करते हो तुम बाशिंदों में
बस मज़हब के काँटे पर ही तोलते हो
We need answers for the lawlessness #JNUattack
— Vishal Bhardwaj (@VishalBhardwaj) January 6, 2020
He’s not alone in resorting to poetry: here’s ABVP’s Nidhi Tripathi blaming ‘communists’ for the JNU violence
— Nidhi Tripathi (@nidhitripathi92) January 6, 2020
Author Amitav Ghosh is concerned enough about the future of the traumatised JNU students to voice his thoughts.
Can't stop thinking about the injured and terrorized students at #JNU . What will this do to their view of the world and their trust in institutions? Shocking.
— Amitav Ghosh (@GhoshAmitav) January 7, 2020
CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury questions the Prime Minister’s silence and suggests two reasons for it. Read on…
Modi's silence speaks loudest. A PM who cannot summon his voice when students a few kilometres away from his residence are beaten up is either complicit or incompetent. pic.twitter.com/GgZQdN9JJT
— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) January 7, 2020
With plans for a nationwide strike on 8 January, AICC member Aamer Javeed finds it ironic that the BJP’s ‘fanboys and troll armies’ are upset because the bandh is bad for the economy.
— Aamer Javeed (@Aamer_Javeed) January 7, 2020
BJP national spokesperson, Sambit Patra trashes Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut as “Sonia Sainikis”, “Tukde Tukde gang”, and more…
Now Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut defends the “Free Kashmir” poster at Mumbai Protests.
Believe me friends these Sonia Sainikis in an attempt to show their allegiance to #TukdeTukdeGang may soon be heard badmouthing Sh Ram & may soon turn up with their own version of “Hindu Terrorism”!
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) January 7, 2020
General Secretary of the BJP Youth Wing, Tejasvi Surya has a message for the ‘young of India’.
To the young of India I want to ask,
Don't you see how the ongoing protests are really about breaking apart India?
If your answer involves 'but', please take this advice – THINK AGAIN!! pic.twitter.com/UCpPKy5OCc
— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) January 6, 2020
So does former JNUSU president and CPI member, Kanhaiya Kumar.
Silence always helps the oppressor, never the oppressed. Speak before it’s too late. Resist before they snatch your Right to Resist. Students of India are fighting this historic battle to protect the Idea of India, give them a supporting hand.
Don’t be Silent, Don’t be Violent.
— Kanhaiya Kumar (@kanhaiyakumar) January 7, 2020
And US President Donald Trump is back with this all-caps tweet.
IRAN WILL NEVER HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2020
Finally, away from all the news, Punjab’s Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh remembers his father Maharaja Yadavindra Singh on his birth anniversary.
Fondly remember my late father Maharaja Yadavindra Singh Ji on his birth anniversary today. Having served as the Chancellor of the Chamber of Princes (Narendra Mandal), he played an important role in nation-building by getting the Princely States to accede to the Indian Union. pic.twitter.com/V4oHoC393E
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) January 7, 2020