Amit Shah speaks to Delhi Lieutenant Governor, asks him to call JNU representatives for talks
Union home minister Amit Shah held a telephonic conversation with Delhi Lieutenant General Anil Baijal and requested him to call JNU representatives for talks over the violence on Sunday night.
New Delhi: Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday held a meeting with Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal over the phone and requested him to call representatives from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for discussions, officials said.
The telephonic conversation between the home minister and the LG came a day after masked men indulged in violence on the JNU campus.
"The home minister spoke to the LG and requested him to initiate discussions with representatives from the JNU," an official said.
Yesterday, the home minster had spoken to Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik and ordered an inquiry into the incident.
The Home Ministry has sought a report from Delhi Police.
Violence broke out in JNU on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in police which conducted a flag march.
At least 28 people, including JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured as chaos prevailed on the campus for nearly two hours.
The Left-controlled JNUSU and the ABVP blamed each other for the violence.
The AMU Students Coordination Committee (AMUSCC) has demanded the resignation of JNU vice Chancellor Prof Jagadesh Kumar, asking him to take "moral responsibility" for the violence in the varsity.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray likened the JNU violence to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. Calling it an act of cowardice, he asked why the attackers wore masks. He demanded an investigation to find out who these masked attackers were.
With PTI Inputs