For the first time in the history of Women’s college, Moulana Azad road Srinagar, the fight between the ‘rival groups’ came out of the walls of the college on Wednesday.
The protesting girls, reached press enclave and marched up to Lal Chowk. They alleged that some girls created hurdles in the college ground when some girls were busy in playing cricket resulted in the brawl between the two groups injuring at least two.
The girl who alleged that her arm has been fractured in the fight said, “We were playing cricket and some girls were roaming in that side of the ground. When we asked them to move from the place they in turn started abusing us which ultimately turned up into a fight.” She added, “We were beaten to pulp and even some were hit on their delicate organs as well.”
The protesting girls were raising slogans against the college administration. “They always ask us to keep quite if such incidents happen but it can’t be done after a point of saturation. Our teachers, having the political approach always discriminate between the girls from rural and urban areas,” said Sahira adding that being a girl from city she loves to play but is discriminated.
While as a girl watching the protests calmly in the corner of the enclave informed Kashmir Life, “these girls are lying. The fight happened some days ago when a student was asked to move out of the ground by gang girls. But she refused. Only a day after that girl, who refused to move, was attacked by the gang girls in Lambert lane, in Lal chowk with a knife. She still has the cuts and wounds on her neck.”
She further added that the protesting girls first creating mess and tried to “kill” a girl and now they are protesting. “I am against them as they are playing with the reputation of the college and if our parents will come to know about this they will be reluctant to send us to the college.”
One more student added, “All these things happen in sports ground which is located at the back of the college premises. Girls, related with sports always indulge with such kind of mischievous activities.”
The protesting girls also added, “cell phones are not allowed in any college but how do girls carry their phones in the premises of the college. Drug addiction is increasing in the college and most importantly ‘rackets’ are caught in the college but nothing happens on the administrative level to curb these menaces in the college.”
The principal of the college, Prof Shaheen Altaf was not available to comment over the incident instead another teacher informed Kashmir Life over phone that, “The fight was between the two girls outside college so administration cannot comment over it.”