New Delhi (IANS) Former Union minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram said that Sunday's JNU violence shows that "we are descending into anarchy."
Chidambaram while addressing a press conference said, "This incident is perhaps the most clinching evidence that we are rapidly descending into anarchy."
The Congress leader demanded the perpetrators of violence be identified and arrested within 24 hours and brought to justice. "We also demand that accountability on officers be fixed and action taken immediately"
"The incident has taken place in the national capital in India's foremost university under the watch of the central government, the Home Minister, the LG and the Commissioner of Police," he said.
"This is the gravest act of impunity that we have seen in recent times. Nothing can be more shocking and shameful," said Chidambaram.
He said it is a failure on the part of the Delhi Police and questioned if the police had mandatory intelligence.
"If they did not, their intelligence gathering was pathetic, if they did, it was an atrocious failure of responsibility. In either event, the Commissioner of Police must be held accountable."