Mumbai: Shiv Sena activists on Friday attacked a
suburban college here as the authorities did not allow around
70 students to appear for the exams after declaring them as
ineligible, police said.
The incident took place around 0730 hours when the Sena
men barged into Chinai College in Andheri and destroyed the
window panes demanding entry to these students, who were
barred from writing the exams by the administration due to
various reasons, they said.
The college has submitted a report to the Mumbai
University, which has also stated that these students were not
eligible to appear in the exams, scheduled to begin around
1000 hours, DCP Prakash Mutyal said.
The students had sought relief in the matter from Sena.
Party MLA Abhijeet Adsul and 15 activists were arrested
following the attack.
Mutyal said the situation is presently under control and
the exams are underway.
Meanwhile, Adsul said the college management was being
unjust to the students and therefore party activists had gone
to meet the authorities.
"We wanted to meet the authorities requesting them to
allow the students to appear for the exams. But we were locked
by police in the college," he alleged.
Mumbai University Vice-Chancellor Rajan Velukar has
promised to appoint an official to look into the complaints of
the students on March 17, Adsul said.
He said the issue will be raised in the ensuing state
Legislative Assembly session beginning from March 14 here.