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JNU Students And Teachers Attacked In Court, Cops Just Watch


http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/new...t-watch/403818

HIGHLIGHTS
  1. Violence breaks out in Delhi court before JNU's Kanhaiya Kumar's hearing
  2. Slogans of 'Long Live India, Down With JNU' heard in court
  3. Teachers, students and journalists manhandled, attacked by lawyers


Teachers and students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University and journalists were attacked and threatened at a Delhi court today as dozens of policemen watched. The violence erupted just before a JNU student arrested for sedition was to be produced.

On camera, a large group lawyers in black jackets is seen shouting slogans of "Long Live India, Down With JNU" and manhandling people. The policemen did nothing to stop the unruly group.

A lawyer was seen thrashing and kicking a person as teachers and students were attacked and forced to leave the courtroom. Journalists were also beaten severely, threatened and their mobiles were snatched.

Teachers and students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University and journalists were attacked and threatened at a Delhi court today as dozens of policemen watched. The violence erupted just before a JNU student arrested for sedition was to be produced.

On camera, a large group lawyers in black jackets is seen shouting slogans of "Long Live India, Down With JNU" and manhandling people. The policemen did nothing to stop the unruly group.

A lawyer was seen thrashing and kicking a person as teachers and students were attacked and forced to leave the courtroom. Journalists were also beaten severely, threatened and their mobiles were snatched.



NDTV's Sonal Mehrotra, who was also caught in the crossfire, said the lawyers kept asking "Are you from JNU?". They grabbed people they assumed were from JNU and started beating them up unprovoked.

Journalists were shaken and many of them reported the incident in torn clothes.

The clashes took place just before arrested student Kanhaiya Kumar was to be produced. Mr Kumar, the chief of the JNU students' union, was arrested on Friday by plainclothesmen on campus for allegedly participating in the Afzal Guru event on February 9, in which anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.

The Left and other opposition parties like the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party have called the sedition charge excessive and demanded the student's release.

Students have refused to attend classes at the prestigious university over the arrest. Some 500 teachers of the prestigious university have also decided to go on strike.