Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray condemned JNU violence and said that the mob attack on student reminded him of ‘26/11 Mumbai Attacks’.
"Students feeling unsafe in this country. Attack on JNU students reminded me of 26/11. I dont want to politicise the matter. But the faces behind the mask needs to be revealed," Uddhav Thackeray said. He also went on to say that students in Maharashtra are safe and he won't tolerate any move to hurt them.
Twitter brutally trolled Uddhav Thackeray after he compared the JNU attack to the 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai. "This not only exposes the spinelessness of UT, but it is an insult to the victims of 26/11 and martyrs like Tukaram Omble who sacrificed his life to capture Kasab alive, so that the perpetrators & masterminds of the attack could be exposed. Shame on you, @OfficeofUT," said one user.
While another user said, "Shiv sena has been successfully turned into a secular party."
Here is how Twitter reacted to the Chief Minister's comment:
Thackeray's statement comes a day after more than 20 people, including JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured as chaos reigned on the campus for nearly two hours. Eyewitnesses alleged the attackers entered the premises when a meeting was being held by JNU Teachers' Association on the issue of violence on campus and assaulted students and professors. They also barged into three hostels. Video footage aired by some TV channels showed a group of men, who were brandishing hockey sticks and rods, moving around a building.