On the attacks on university students


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Dear Madam,
This refers to the article, “An appeal for peace at JNU, New Delhi” by Faculty members, students of NEISSR & Peace Channel staff, Dimapur, Nagaland (NP, Your Page, January 10, 2020). I feel helpless when I think about the current law and order situation in the country. It has come to such a pass that now our children and teachers are not safe even within their university campuses. The incidents unfolded in university campus after the other during the last thirty days or so starting from Jamia Milia University to Jawaharlal Nehru University make me feel like living in a reign of terror.
The vice-chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University should immediately be dismissed and a fact finding committee should be set up to look into his role in the JNU mayhem. The role of some television channels and some political leaders also needs to be scrutinised by an independent body as they constantly vilified the students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University and instigated violence against them.
The Ministry of home affairs should answer why the Delhi police who are smart enough to find out lost materials of VVIPs within a short period of time, has been unable to identify and nab the masked culprits when video footage of the brutal violence in JNU, eye witness accounts and the tapes of a sting operation conducted by India Today are available.
Sujit De, Kolkata