JNU attack: Odisha CM seeks swift action against culprits


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday appealed the law enforcement agencies to take swift action to apprehend the culprits involved in the attack on students and teachers at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi.

Expressing shock over the incident, the Chief Minister condemned the JNU attack.

He said violence has no space in democracy and such attacks on students must be condemned unequivocally.

 “Shocked to know about the violent #JNUattack. Violence has no space in democracy and such attacks on students must be condemned unequivocally. Appeal law enforcement agencies to take swift action to apprehend the culprits and wish the injured students a speedy recovery,” tweeted the Chief Minister.

A masked mob armed with sticks and stones barged into Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday evening and beat up students and teachers.

At least 20 students were admitted to the AIIMS with severe injuries following the clash.