“Free Kashmir” poster was carried by one of the protesters during a protest in Mumbai

After the violence took place at Jawaharlal Nehru University, hundreds of people thronged the streets of Mumbai to protest against violence in the JNU campus. A video of protest went viral on social media in which a girl could be seen holding “Free Kashmir” poster at the Gateway of India protest in Mumbai.

The incident took place last Sunday when some masked men armed with sticks and rods entered the JNU campus at night and attacked students and teachers. About 28 people, including JNU Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh, sustained injuries. Ghosh was severely injured and was admitted to the AIIMS hospital. “I have been brutally beaten up by people wearing masks. I do not know. I was there with one of my activists when I was brutally beaten up. I am not even able to talk,” the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president said in the video.

After that people staged a protest in many parts of the country including Mumbai. One of the protesters carrying “Free Kashmir” poster and demonstrating against the violence occurred in JNU

Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis took to Twitter. “Protest is for what exactly? Why slogans of “Free Kashmir”? How can we tolerate such separatist elements in Mumbai? ‘Free Kashmir’ slogans by Azadi gang 2km from CMO? Uddhav Ji are you going to tolerate this Free Kashmir Anti India campaign right under your nose???”

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya also tweeted, “To the young of India I want to ask, don’t you see how the ongoing protests are really about breaking apart India? If your answer involves ‘but’ please take this advice – THINK AGAIN!!”

Protest in Mumbai broke out just after JNU came under attack by a gang of masked goons. On Monday, a lot of protesters demonstrated at the Gateway of India to condemn the violent attack.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.