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New Delhi: The violence that rocked JNU Sunday evening saw Twitter flutter with reactions from all sides.

Let’s begin with a scathing attack on her own fraternity by actor Pooja Bhatt which should be enough to give them heartburn.

Then actor Jaaved Jaaferi makes a rare appearance with this rhetorical question.

And comedian Kunal Kamra continues his one liners on ‘democracy’ in India.

BJP’s IT cell head Amit Malviya has a stinging reply for artists, Bollywood actors and academicians who oppose BJP.

BJP supporter, academic and social activist Madhu Kishwar sees red and offers a helping hand to an ABVP member.

Neither a BJP or Congress supporter, JNU professor Amitabh Mattoo enters the university conflict zone as a neutral observer.

Chairman of Mahindra Group Anand Mahindra also doesn’t care about the colour of people’s politics. He wants that most elusive thing — justice.

Executive Director Lalit group Keshav Suri is so alarmed by the violence that he sees a Tiananmen Square massacre in JNU.

https://twitter.com/keshav_suri/status/1213885470934851584?s=20

Meanwhile, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar takes the attack to the Financial Times (UK) for its “shallow” understanding of India.

BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi ‘poses’ with injured ABVP students, alleging they were lynched — well, at least she acknowledges lynching exists….

To this, the Congress has a few answers. Here’s Shama Mohamed doing the maths.

Congress MP Manish Tewari also gives a rousing call to rise in protest against the violence.

Shiv Sena’s Aaditya Thackeray, wants the ‘goons’ caught and punished.

And, there’s a tug of war in progress between social activist Umar Khalid and BJP’s Tajinder Singh Bagga — both should  mind their language.

Former IPS Abdur Rahman who quit service over Citizenship Act, condemns last night’s  violence in JNU.

Finally, Reddit India makes a pertinent point about something we all now take for granted.

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