Haryana college expels 5 for thrashing 3 Kashmiri students
A Jhajjar college administration expelled five students from hostel and imposed a fine of Rs 4,000 each on them for thrashing Kashmiri students at the hostel premises on Tuesday.Updated: Sep 29, 2016 09:43 IST
A Jhajjar college administration expelled five students from hostel and imposed a fine of Rs 4,000 each on them for thrashing Kashmiri students at the hostel premises on Tuesday.
Three Kashmiri students — Mujahid Gazi, Kaiser Bushir and Naseer Hussain — all students of BTech in civil engineering, were allegedly beaten with wood logs and sticks by fellow students, hostel staff and security guards over some argument on Tuesday.
The three were admitted to a private hospital after the incident at Ganga Institute of Technology and Management at Kablana village in Jhajjar district.
Kaiser and Naseer, who suffered minor injuries, were discharged on Tuesday night while Gazi, who received serious injuries, was discharged on Wednesday morning after receiving 12 stitches on his face.
The scuffle triggered a protest on the campus, with Kashmiri students demanding action against the guilty students.
However, no police case was registered as the college officials held a meeting with the students and police officials to reach to a compromise.
In the meeting, the college agreed to the demands raised by Kashmiri students, including rustication of guilty students from the hostel and imposition of a fine on them. The five students who were rusticated were Shahnawaz, Tousif, Nikhil, Dubey and Rohit.
College director Aman Aggarwal said, “Some minor argument led to the scuffle. We have taken internal action. The college has also paid for the medical bill of the injured Kashmiri students.”
Mujahid Gazi, one of the injured Kashmiri students, said, “It was a personal fight between a Bihari student and a Kashmiri student. They were exchanging abuses. But the Bihari boy was joined by more students who formed a group against us and they all started calling us Kashmiri ‘terrorists’. This led to heated exchanges between the both sides. The issue was resolved by the warden, but in the evening, they suddenly attacked us with wood sticks and logs in the mess. One of the security guards, his son, too, joined them in beating us.”
Around 60 Kashmiri students study in the Jhajjar college. Most of them alleged that locals bully them by calling them terrorists. “They make us go mad. At any minor scuffle with any Kashmiri student, an anti-Kashmir group is formed and they start calling us terrorists,” said Samir Ahmed, another student. “We live in fear and insecurity,” he added.
First Published: Sep 28, 2016 20:28 IST