Sharda University Discussed Students Fight with District Administration


A Kashmiri student was beaten up after a fight broke out between groups of Indian and Afghanistan students at a Sharda University in Greater Noida on October 04, 2018.

"An Indian student from Kashmir was roughed up by other Indian students who is said to have posted provocative messages on a WhatsApp group from the side of the Afghan students involved in the fight on Monday. These Indian students were apparently aggrieved over the university's lackadaisical approach on the matter," a senior police official told PTI.

"The police have taken the cognisance of the case on its own. The Indian student has suffered minor injuries, more of punches and slaps, but was sent for medical examination so that it could be checked if there is any internal injury or not," the police official told PTI.

J&K guv asks UP CM to ensure safety of Kashmiri students after Greater Noida incident

On October 05, 2018 Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Friday asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to ensure safety and security of Kashmiri students in educational institutions in his state. After that "The governor Friday morning spoke to the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, urging him to ensure that Kashmiri students are provided a safe and secure environment in the educational institutions of the state," an official spokesman said.

The student was thrashed after a fight broke out between groups of Indian and Afghanistan students at the varsity Thursday, prompting police to book over 350 students for rioting and related offences. District Magistrate Brajesh Narain Singh said the Sharda University management has been asked to bring the two confronting sides to the table and ensure dialogue between them in order to defuse the tension.

Sharda University clash: District admin discusses issue with varsity management

"Multiple videos emerged which showed face offs between student groups. Following which we have called for a meeting. It has come to light that local anti-social elements are trying to disrupt peace in the campus as it is escalating Sharda University students' minor scuffle as communal issue," said Singh said.

"FIRs have been filed against Ved Nagar of Gau Raksha Samiti and Deepak Sharma of Rashtriya Swabhiman Dal who had entered the campus and flared up the students' sentiments. I have asked the university officials to identify students who indulge in similar actions/talks and take action against them, while also stopping entry of outsiders in the campus," he said.

Sharda clash: Admin sees 'outsiders' role in escalating tension, assures safety to Afghan students

Three Afghan students were suspended over the Monday scuffle while 10 others issued show cause notice by the university. The varsity also announced shutting classes till Sunday, while the mid-term was examinations deferred, according to officials.

"India and Afghanistan are friendly countries with good relations". The university officials have been asked to get the students from both sides to talk so that cordial relations can be restored among them.

"They have been asked to tell the students to concentrate on their studies and focus on upcoming examinations," Singh told PTI.

The official said the case was registered under the Indian Penal Code Sections 147 (punishment for rioting), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 352 (assault or criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation), and related offences.

The FIR was registered at the Knowledge Park police station. Police have also charged the students under Section 7 of The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1932, which pertains to any act that impedes another person from doing what they can rightfully do, using intimidation, he said.

This is not the first time at Sharda University, lots of issues had raised by national students or international students in previous years.

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