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Violence stops, but Allahabad varsity campus remains tense

india Updated: Apr 27, 2012 23:46 IST

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After two days of unrest, an uneasy calm prevailed on the Allahabad University campus on Friday. Despite heavy police presence, the students observed a ‘Black Day’ and held a protest march.

An order of the university asking students to vacate hostels after the year-end exams had triggered violence.

On Wednesday, the students had gheraoed the vice-chancellor’s office, from where he was rescued on Thursday evening. The students immediately went on a rampage, burning cars and damaging university property, resulting in a lathicharge by the police.

On Friday, the students handed over a memorandum addressed to the President Pratibha Patil at the district collectorate, protesting against the lathicharge and demanding action against the policemen involved.