Campuses across India erupted in protest yesterday after a nationalist mob wielding iron rods stormed one of the country’s most prestigious universities, beating students and teachers and injuring dozens.
Terrified students barricaded themselves in rooms or leapt from balconies to escape as dozens of masked men rampaged through Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi for several hours targeting Muslims. Among the victims was a blind man who was mercilessly beaten.
With a sea of mourners rushing to see Soleimani’s coffin, state TV said a stampede had broken out which left 35 people dead and 48 injured. Footage which circulated online appeared to show emergency workers desperately trying to rescue mourners who had been thrown to the ground and badly hurt during the crush.
“We will take revenge, a hard and definitive revenge,” the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, General Hossein Salami, told mourners in Kerman.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and military commanders have said Iranian retaliation for the US action on Friday would match the scale of Soleimani’s killing but that it would be at a time and place of Tehran’s choosing.
“The process moved to a period during which the Senate debated and voted that three witnesses should be deposed. I believe that this process – the Clinton approach – worked well,” she said. “I think we need to do what they did the last time they did this unfortunate process and that was to go through a first phase and then they reassessed after that,” Murkowksi agreed.
“People think I will infect everything. Landlords don’t want me living in their property or ask me to leave when people complain about my condition.
“It’s left me without a job for 15 years.”