The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the shocking incident of hooliganism indulged in by lawyers and goons owing allegiance to the BJP at the Patiala House Courts in Delhi today. Teachers and students of the JNU and journalists were physically assaulted and driven out of the court.  Several people suffered injuries. The JNU Students Union President who was arrested was to have been produced in the court today.


The CPI(M) condemns the inaction of the Delhi Police which was stationed there in sizeable strength. The Union Home Minister and the Delhi Police Commissioner must answer for this dereliction of duty.

The CPI(M) demands the immediate arrest of all those responsible for the violence and attacks in the court premises. The Party reiterates that the JNU Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar be released forthwith and the charges against him dropped.