Mewar University Row: 16 JK students suspended

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Srinagar: Sixteen students and a warden from Jammu and Kashmir were suspended, a day after ten among them were released from police station Gangrar in Chittorgarh district in Rajasthan.

The students were arrested following a clash in the hostel mess of Mewar University in over India’s defeat against West Indies in the T20 World Cup semi-final on March 31. The Mewar University on Wednesday said it has suspended these nine students, who were released on bail on Monday, along with seven others for creating nuisance on the varsity premises on March 31.

PRO of the Varsity, Hundal Widhani, said that following the scuffle between the two student groupsÂ’ post India’s defeat against West Indies, the varsity formed an inquiry committee to probe what led to the clash.

“The inquiry committee while examining the video footage of the incident and put before the Registrar of the university”, the official said, adding that the suspended students were found guilty of creating ruckus in the hostel which led to scuffle in which one student was injured.

All of them are undergraduate students and they have been asked to report during the time their guardians, he said. The PRO further said that the suspended students would be reinstated only after they will give a written assurance of not repeating these kinds of incidents in the future.

The scuffle broke out after the India-West Indies cricket match on March 31 in the university, where only last month a rumour over cooking of beef by some Kashmiri students led to protest on the campus following which four Kashmiri students were arrested. They were later released with police saying that prima facie it was found that the meat was not beef.

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