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NEW DELHI : Delhi Police Monday said the situation at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was under control even as they closed all gates of the varsity while deploying police officials outside the main gate, a day after masked miscreants ran amok inside the campus injuring students, teachers and vandalizing hostels.

Meanwhile, protests have broken out in several parts of the country including at Hyderabad University, Osmania University, Aligarh Muslim University and at Mumbai. At AMU, police has taken extra precaution to avoid any untoward situation.

Nearly two dozen students were discharged on Monday from the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) trauma centre after their injuries were attended to by doctors. On Sunday evening, dozens of masked men armed with sticks, metal rods, and stones barged into JNU and attacked teachers, students, and vandalized hostel properties.

JNU students union president Aishe Ghosh, who was injured and taken to the hospital, said she was “brutally beaten up" by "goons wearing masks" She required 16 stitches for the wound on her, while sustaining severe injury on one hand.

In Delhi, the deputy commissioner of police said they were collecting CCTV footages to identify the rioters and have registered a case.

The JNU administration, which had called in the police soon after the attacks, on Monday appealed to the students to keep calm and has sent an initial report to the human resource development ministry.

“The origin of present situation in JNU lies in some agitating students turning violent and obstructing academic activities of a large number of non-protesting students. The protesting students damaged the communication servers to disrupt the winter semester registration," JNU VC M. Jagadesh Kumar said in a post on Twitter.

The VC is facing a trust deficit as he has refused meet students protesting against a fee hike and announced exams will be held as per schedule.

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