JNU's Sabarmati hostel wardens resign after night of violence

The Sabarmati hostel on the JNU campus witnessed violence as a group of masked people armed with sticks and rods barged in attacking students.

Published: 06th January 2020 12:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th January 2020 12:58 PM   |  A+A-

Vandalised hostel rooms and broken vehicles out side the sabarmati hostel in JNU on Monday.

Vandalised hostel rooms in JNU on Monday. (Photo | EPS/Shekhar Yadav)


NEW DELHI: The wardens of the Sabarmati hostel at the Jawaharlal Nehru University resigned on Monday, stating in their resignation letters that they were quitting on "moral grounds" as they were unable to provide security to the hostel residents.

Sources close to wardens Ramavtar Meena and Prakash Chandra Sahoo, however, alleged that a group of students cornered them when they reached the hostel and accused them of not providing security.

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The students made the wardens sign the resignation papers forcefully, the sources claimed.

The Sabarmati hostel on the JNU campus witnessed violence on Sunday as a group of masked people armed with sticks and rods barged in, attacking students and damaging property.

Meena and Sahoo said they had fled the campus after being threatened by the masked group.

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