Update, 9:26 p.m.: BJP lawmaker OP Sharma, who allegedly thrashed a man at the Patiala House court on Monday, justified resorting to violence, saying there's nothing wrong in "killing" those shouting pro-Pakistan slogans.

"If you ask me, there is nothing wrong in beating up or even killing someone shouting slogans in favour of Pakistan," IBN Live quoted the Delhi MLA as saying.

Press Trust of India reportedly identified the man who was beaten up by Sharma as CPI activist Ameeque Jamai. 

Update, 4:45 p.m.: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA OP Sharma was seen in a video thrashing an unidentified man outside Delhi's Patiala House court, ANI reports.

Original Story: 

Some lawyers allegedly attacked mediapersons and students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) at Patiala House Court in Delhi on Monday. The scuffle started ahead of the hearing of JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested on charges of sedition on Friday.

After his arrest on Friday for organising an event against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and allegedly shouting anti-India slogans, Kumar was sent to three-day police custody.

On Monday, a person claiming to be a lawyer allegedly slapped a JNU student, while three journalists were also attacked during the scuffle, ANI reports.

The brawl started when a group of at least 40 lawyers at the court shouted anti-JNU slogans and demanded that the university faculty members present there leave the courtroom, the Indian Express reports. Woman constables were called to the premises when the teachers refused to go.

According to Hindustan Times, the lawyers allegedly manhandled and forced the teachers and students out of the courtroom even as they shouted slogans like: "Long Live India, down with JNU".

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