Barring “couple of undisciplined students”, Meerut University wants Kashmiri students back

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU), Meerut Tuesday came up with different version of the story about the incident in which 67 Kashmiri students were rusticated.  The authorities rubbished the claims that there was fight due to cricket match but said that forthcoming election is the reason for the hostile environment.

In a statement issued to media, Dr Atul Krishna, Founder of the University said that the university authorities are concerned about the incident which took place on 2nd Cricket Match at Madan Lal Dhingra & Haqikat Rai Boys Hostel.

“It is to put on record that no scuffle or fight took place amongst the students of Jammu & Kashmir and other part of the country. The decision taken by the Hon’ble V.C. of the University on one hand was a mild punishment to the erring students but was more as a preventive measure to ensure the safety and security of the students of the Jammu & Kashmir considering the volatile atmosphere being developed due to the fourth coming elections,” he said.

Negating the claims that university has ordered harsh punishment or case against the students, Krishna said, “It is unequivocally stated that any student after getting enrolled at Swami Vivekanand Subharti University becomes the ward of the university, may he or she be from Jammu & Kashmir or any part of the country or even from abroad. In the absence of their parents all the students are responsibility of the University.”

“The University can never think of damaging the future of any student. We had ordered an internal probe into this matter, as mandated by the incident’s gravity. No legal complaint against any particular student or students has been made on our behalf with the Police and we are looking forward to putting this issue to rest to the ultimate benefit of our students,” he added.

Krishna said that the university in a month will finalise a schedule of their return and will notify the students.

“We expect this process of return to commence within a month. Swami Vivekanand Subharti University is eager to put this incident behind and after due process have most of the suspended students back attending their classes barring possibly a couple of students who have been found involved in gross misconduct and indiscipline according to the University rules and regulations,” he said.

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