51 injured in students-police clashes in J&K’s Rajouri

Fifty one persons, 46 students and 5 cops, were injured in clashes between police and university student in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir today, police officials said.

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2010, 21:21 PM IST

Jammu: Fifty one persons, 46 students
and 5 cops, were injured in clashes between police and
university student in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir
today, police officials said.

Students of Baba Gulam Shah Badshah University, who
were protesting against the mass failures in under-graduate
examination allegedly due to 80 percent of out of syllabus in
question papers, tried to gatecrash into campus were stopped
by the police in Rajouri, 180 kms from here, they said.

The students clashed with police, who resorted to
canecharge, they said, adding in the clashes 46 students
and 5 cops were injured and were hospitalised.

After dispersal from the spot, the students sat on
dharna on Sheri-e-Kashmir bridge in the town and blocked the
traffic, they said, adding there were clashes also.

On the intervention of district administration,
students had a meeting with Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri and
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) at Gujjar Mandi areas
but it failed and protest demonstrations continued.

The students later continued their strike and protest
demonstration amid hunger strike at University campus, when
reports last came in from the area.

They are demanding grace marks in examination in which
over 80 per cent of questions were out of syllabus, reforms in
evaluation system, provision of supplementary examination and
transparency in examination.

Commenting on the issue, Registrar of University,
Abdul Rashid said that University authorities have already
agreed to most of their demands, including provision for
supplementary examination and re-evaluation.

PTI