Hyderabad: Student organisations from across the country took to flash protests as soon as the news on JNU attack broke out.
Taking a stand against the assault on the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, the student wing of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) issued a statement saying that, "ABVP & BJP must remember one thing, we, the students are neither frightened of them nor would give up our protests. Our fight for freedom from fascism would not be shaken by the violent acts of BJP, ABVP and their stooges. The government should immediately intervene & arrest the ABVP goondas who not only attacked the students, professors of JNU but also vandalised the university properties."
They further added, "We are proud of you all JNU students as you are in frontline of attack who braveheartedly take on the brutal assault of BJP sponsored ABVP goondas. We learn from you all to fight the fascism tooth and nail. We promise you to carry forward this light of protest against all divisive forces."
Following the attack on the students of JNU, the students from University of Hyderabad took out a late night protest inside the University. As the university re-opened after the winter vacations, a massive crowd of students had gathered at North Shopcom, at Hyderabad Central University in the late hours of January 5. Condemning the violence, students took out a march within the campus.
Stdents from the Film and Televisiion Institute of India (FTII) also took out a late night protest condemning the violence unleashed on JNU students. Institutes like IIT Bombay also came out in support. Students from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have also taken to protest late at night on January 5.
Meanwhile, JNU's Students' Union has rejected BJP's statement expressing condemnation for the violence in which several students and teachers were injured on January 5.