A masked mob brutally attacked students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi during the late hours of 5th January. At least 26 people were injured in the attack and this has led to nationwide protests.
Following the attack, hundreds of students from across educational institutions in Mumbai came out to protest against the horrific incident at the Gateway of India at midnight.
A candle light march was also organised by the students in Mumbai led by JNU alumni Umar Khalid and Kunal Kamra.
It’s 1.08am, more people joining than leaving. We have poetry, song and bright lights. And we have a flag. pic.twitter.com/xi5gwloKSV— Deepanjana (@dpanjana) January 5, 2020
Hundreds come out in Mumbai at midnight outside the Gateway of India in protest against the ABVP attack on JNU students. pic.twitter.com/Q9X1WV2lPv— Umar Khalid (@UmarKhalidJNU) January 5, 2020
Unreal atmosphere in Mumbai! Protest against JNU violence – it’s 2:17 am right now!— Meghnad Bose (@MeghnadBose93) January 5, 2020
Location: Outside Gateway of India, Mumbai
Look at the crowd. @UmarKhalidJNU leads the chant of “Stand With JNU!”#MumbaiMidnightVigil pic.twitter.com/5LxSBmnxt9
Live photos from Mumbai, people gather at Gateway of India to protest against attack on JNU students. pic.twitter.com/jkhMF3lHwz— India Resists (@India_Resists) January 5, 2020
Crowd gathering at Gateway of India, Mumbai to silently protest against attacks on JNU students in Delhi tonight pic.twitter.com/HdwLDTkg0K— Jairaj Singh (@JairajSinghR) January 5, 2020
Mumbaikars gather near the Gateway of India to protest against the #JNUattack. @UmarKhalidJNU, Monica Dogra, and @kunalkamra88 are also present at the spot.#JNUViolence #JNUProtests pic.twitter.com/oWWqCw3Tyz— Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) January 5, 2020
Snaps from people at Gateway Of India, Mumbai , where Midnight Candle light vigil held by students of various institutions right now in support of #JNU students as symbolic protest against #JNUattack .. the students from various universities joining in.. #standwithJNU #JNUSOS pic.twitter.com/5xDhuQ30v3— Niraj Bhatia (@bhatia_niraj23) January 5, 2020
Occupy Gateway is the call of students and people of Mumbai in retaliation to the brutal attack on JNU students and teachers by masked goons supported by Delhi Police. Gateway of India will become Mumbai’s Shaheen Bagh#OccupyGateway #MumbaiWithJNU@MumbAgainstCAB @JNUSUofficial pic.twitter.com/5sSpAg4Dph— Kapil Agarwal (@kapil_agrawal27) January 5, 2020
The protests that started late night are still on in Mumbai with more and more people joining in.
Still awake, still here, still not going anywhere soon.— Hussain Haidry | حسین حیدری (@hussainhaidry) January 6, 2020
Gateway of India, Bombay.
Join us. Hum Dekhenge.#MumbaiWithJNU #AmitShahResign #protestagainstcaa #JNUAttacks pic.twitter.com/kWdJVjp9Qb
Chants of azadi at 2.13am, with Umar Khalid. pic.twitter.com/shJFyFlbOT— Deepanjana (@dpanjana) January 5, 2020
The brutal attack on JNU comes nearly a month after police clampdown at Delhi’s Jamia University and has met with harsh criticism from across sectors.