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JNU attack: Expressing solidarity with students, hundreds stage protests in Maharashtra, Hyderabad

MUMBAI: Shaken by the attacks in the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus in Delhi late on Sunday, hundreds of people staged protests in Mumbai and Pune on Monday condemning the manner in which students and teachers were targeted.

The impromptu protests started from midnight and continued till morning at the Gateway of India, near the IIT-Bombay campus in Powai in Mumbai. And in Pune, protests occurred in the FTII campus.

Many carried the Tricolour, candles, handwritten banners and posters expressing solidarity with the JNU students and raised slogans demanding action against those involved in the attack.

Several political leaders from the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi slammed the violence against the JNU students-teachers and demanded stringent action against the perpetrators, here on Monday.

HYDERABAD

A group of students and citizens staged a protest here condemning the violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, police said.

Expressing solidarity with the JNU students, the protesters gathered near Ambedkar statute on Tank Bund after midnight on Sunday and raised slogans like “Students Fraternity Zindabaad” and held placards that read “We are with you JNU”.

They raised slogans andheld a candlelight protest and later dispersed, a senior police official told PTI.

The protesters also raised slogans against the Narendra Modi government over the CAA.

Similarly, a group of students under the banner of “HCU Students Union” also protested against the violence at JNU.

They took out a rally late Sunday night on the campus of University of Hyderabad (UoH) here condemning the “brutal attack on JNU students” and blamed the ABVP for the violence and demanded the arrest of the culprits.

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