Four Kashmiri students injured in Meewar University `scuffle’
Srinagar, Nov 23:
At least four Kashmiri students suffered injuries after they were allegedly
attacked by their counterparts from Bihar in Meewar University, Rajasthan on
registered a case under section 151 CrPC and detained four students of Bihar.
occurred on Friday evening when Kashmiri students got into a casual discussion
with students from Bihar. The discussion turned into a scuffle when a student
from Bihar allegedly dubbed his Kashmiri counterpart as “terrorist”.
“A scuffle broke
out when a Bihari student called a Kashmiri student a terrorist. Later in the
evening when Kashmiri students assembled in the mess for dinner, they were
again attacked by students from Bihar. Four students of Jammu and Kashmir were
injured”, said a student wishing not to be named.
He alleged that
students from Bihar hurled stones and chanted slogans “Aatangwadi hi hi” (Down
with terrorists) “Tahir Majeed, a second year BBA student was attacked with a
knife. He was discharged from the hospital next day,” he said.
Speaking to The
Kashmir Monitor, Director Admissions, Meewar University, SC Sudhar refuted
claims that Kashmiri students were attacked by Bihari students and termed it as
a ‘casual scuffle’ between the classmates.
“In a university
these things usually happens. University officials intervened and solved the
matter. Later both the groups shook hands with each other,” he said.
Officer (SHO), Chittorgarh Police Station, LR Vishnoye said FIR has been
registered against four students of Bihar under section 151 CRPC and all of
them are in their custody. “We are on the spot and monitoring the situation on
the campus,” he said
Association has strongly condemned thrashing of Kashmiri students in Meewar
University and urged government to ensure their safety and security.
“The attack on
J&K students is a worrying factor for the students and their parents. We
urge state and central government to take effective measures to prevent such
happenings,” J&K Students Association said in a statement.
attack, an advisory was issued by Ministry of Home Affairs to all states to
ensure safety of Kashmiri students.
governments, Union Territory administrations and the nodal officers appointed
by them have been advised to take all necessary steps to prevent any act of
assault, threat, intimidation and social boycott against Kashmiris (including
students) as well as minorities in accordance with the order of the Supreme
Court,” the advisory reads.