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Clash at PU, authorities ask to remove help-desks

Three students were injured when students from different political parties including National student organisation (NSO), Haryana association of students (H SA) and National student union of India (NSUI) entered into a clash at Panjab University (PU) campus, here on Thursday evening.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 05, 2013 21:04 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Three students were injured when students from different political parties including National student organisation (NSO), Haryana association of students (H SA) and National student union of India (NSUI) entered into a clash at Panjab University (PU) campus, here on Thursday evening.


The clash involved PU students as well as outsiders. According to sources, the outsiders had come well prepared for the clash and were carrying sharp edged weapons along.

Dean Student Welfare (DSW) A S Ahluwalia said, “The incident is unfortunate and we had already warned students that if they indulge in any kind of violence, the tents will be removed. We will work out a policy, regarding, if such help desks will be allowed from the next academic session or not.”

The incident happened around 5 pm, when some boys (outsiders) started walking towards the help desk put by HSA students. Reportedly, one of the students, Bhagvan, was thrashed by the outsiders and to help him, other members from HSA also entered the clash.

Later, an HSA member went towards an NSUI supporter, and they too got involved in the clash. The wardens present on the spot rushed to stop the fight, but at least three students had been injured by then.

The security was called. The outsiders tried to escape in their vehicles, but they were caught by the police on the varsity gates.

The police have rounded 11 people. They informed that they are still ascertaining the identity of those involved and a case will be registered after preliminary investigations.

The issue has once again raised a question on the security arrangements at the university. The authorities claims of the vehicles being checked at the entry gates, have fallen flat.

The authorities have asked all the political parties to wind up the helps desks, which were otherwise given permission to be placed till Sunday.

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