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KU stabbing incident: Months later, varsity yet to take any action

By Shaheen Shafique

Srinagar, Jun 22: Authorities at Kashmir University are yet to conclude their internal inquiry into the stabbing incident during a scuffle that broke between students of the Law Department in April.

Some junior Law students, then, stabbed a group of their seniors inside the department on the morning of April 26 injuring three of them.

A group of four juniors, one among whom, as per a source, has strong political backing, used sharp objects including surgical blades to inflict injuries on their seniors.

One of the three wounded had received severe injuries.

Though an investigation was carried out by the police, the varsity administration, then, announced to hold series of meetings to decide the future course of action, which they are yet to complete.

Meanwhile, the main accused, the source said, has hardly faced any repercussions.

“He (the accused) continues to avail the hostel facility and is on the rolls of the department. The nature of the case was such that he should have been behind the bars so that it would have served as an example for other students,” the source said.

Back then, the varsity’s Chief Proctor, Sayed Naseer, as per the media reports, had said that they would “hold a meeting to discuss some of the important implications that need to be taken regarding the grave issue.”

While one meeting was held and the report submitted to the Vice Chancellor, it did not fructify into anything.

Asked why, Naseer told The Kashmir Monitor that they had planned to sit for another meeting but due to “frequent strikes and Eid we couldn’t make it possible.”

“I hope we will be looking into the matter in coming days and certain implications would be implemented soon,” he said.