Kashmir students at Meewar University, who were allegedly thrashed and harassed by local students, have been provided security and were segregated, they said on Saturday.
“Since yesterday, we are under security cover. Today at around 11:00 am the authorities directed us to have lunch separately in order to prevent another scuffle,” a Kashmir student said over phone.
He said we were inside our rooms for whole day and didn’t attend classes fearing ‘attacks from the local students
Hamid Bukhari – who facilitates admissions of Kashmiri students in the varsity under Prime Minister’s scholarship scheme through Director Research and Development Office J&K – has also arrived in Rajasthan to take stock of the situation.
Bukhari said: “It was a minor scuffle between two students and the issue was sorted out peacefully.
He added: “I met varsity and police officials and prominent citizens of the area who assured full security to the Kashmiri students.”
“I met students and enquired about the incident. I visited the hostel rooms of almost all the Kashmiri students,” he said.
But, a Kashmir B-Tech student from the varsity denied that the facilitator met them. “We heard about the facilitator’s visit. But he didn’t met us,” the student said.
On Friday, at least twelve Kashmir students sustained injuries after trouble erupted over India and Pakistan cricket match before Friday congregational prayers at the varsity.
The warden, KD Khilji, said the investigations have been taken by the University authorities over Friday’s scuffle in which 12 Kashmir students were reportedly injured. “Today officials of the university held a meeting and chief proctor was appointed as the investigative officer to enquire the incident,” he said.
He said that the situation in the varsity is peaceful and added: “We all are living here as one family.”
On Friday as India and Pakistan were to lock horns in the ongoing T20 World Cup being played in Bangladesh, at least twelve Kashmir students sustained injuries after they were allegedly attacked by local students in the varsity.
Earlier, at least 67 Kashmir students were suspended by Meerut’s Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU) over cheering for Pakistan cricket team after they defeated India in a league match of previously held Asia cup in Bangladesh and were charged with sedition. However, after a public outcry, the sedition charges were revoked, but the students have been booked for creating communal hatred and ruckus.