JNU Non Vegetarian Food Clash Goes Up and Beyond
JNU Clash was Pre Planned Conspiracy as Mess Warden Claims He had Proposed Only Veg Meal for that Day
NEW DELHI: The Jawaharlal Nehru University administration reiterated on Monday, a day after violent clashes on the campus left at least 15 students injured, that there was no bar on serving non-vegetarian food - largely believed to be the contentious issue - and added that some students had objected to the Ram Navami havan at Kaveri Hostel, which later led to an altercation.
However, the hostel's mess warden, Gopal Ram, told TOI that on Saturday a suggestion had been made to the mess committee to avoid non-veg on Sunday. "The situation was such that there were two groups - one wanting only veg food and the other opposing it. As a warden, it is my duty to defuse the situation. Because the puja was supposed to happen in an adjacent area, I suggested non-veg food could be skipped. But since the hostels and messes are run in a democratic way, we left it to the students," he said.