Asif Iqbal Naik
After hooliganism on the eve of New Year day resulted into large scale violence, Rajasthan based NIMS University asked 140 students hailing from different states including over 100 students of Jammu and Kashmir to vacate the hostel with immediate effect.
Many students among the list of expellee pledge innocence and termed the order of the university as victimization. They said that many students who had been asked to vacate the hostel are presently spending holidays at home.
The university authorities also denied roll number slips to the students and are likely to disqualify them from sitting in examination starting in next few days.
As per the notice issued by the NIMS University available with Kashmir life issued by register of the university vide Ref. No. NU/Reg/2015/027 dated 2-1-2015, the register of the University has asked the students to vacate the hostel with immediate affect while sighting the incident of new year night in which the unidentified ‘hooligans’ ransacked the hostel warden building, set university property on fire following university restriction in Gandhi block of the hostel on New Year day.
“Though 12 students detained by the police after New Year hooliganism incident were released on surety bond of Rs 10000 each, but due to prevailing uncertainty inside the campus and to maintain peace, the university authorities have decided to expel the students (140) from the hostel with the direction to vacate the hostel by 3 PM on Saturday 3-1-2015,” reads the university notice.
The notice has also warned the disciplinary action against those who violate the order.
While talking to Kashmir life over phone many students slam the notice issued by the register of the university and termed the university decision as ‘victimization’.
“I am presently at home in Jammu my friends informed me that my name has also featured in the list of expellee. University authorities must have verified the things first before issuing such notice” said a student wishing anonymity.
“It is very difficult to arrange rented accommodation in Jaipur in such short time when our exams are approaching fast. University authorities must revoke the order of register for the sake of our future” said another student.
It is pertinent to mention that NIMS University Gandhi block (A) hostel witnessed a clash between the security guards of the hostel and the students following the restriction on celebrations of New Year inside hostel premises. The angry students ransacked the hostel and put warden quarter on fire after a Bihari student was injured in a scuffle with Hostel security.