J&K floods: VC of Ujjain university attacked for appeal to help Kashmiris

Unidentified workers of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal on Monday ransacked the office of Vikram University Vice Chancellor Jawahar Lal Kaul and also misbehaved with him, after which he felt uneasy enough to be rushed to a private hospital, the police said.

Ujjain (MP): Unidentified workers of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal on Monday ransacked the office of Vikram University Vice Chancellor Jawahar Lal Kaul and also misbehaved with him, after which he felt uneasy enough to be rushed to a private hospital, the police said.

The miscreants also attacked other areas in the campus protesting his reported statement favouring flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir students, Madhav Nagar's Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Vijay Kumar Dawar told reporters.

The saffron workers were protesting against Kaul's statement on Sunday that people in Madhya Pradesh should waive-off rent and fees of Kashmiri students studying in the state due to the flood situation in that state.

However, Kaul's statement angered saffron workers who questioned why people like him did not issue similar statements when floods hit Uttarakhand and Gujarat states, the police official said.

During angry discussions, the attackers allegedly misbehaved with Kaul, after which he felt uneasy and was admitted to a private hospital, the police official said.

Later, based on a complaint by the university staff, a case was registered against unidentified people under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and also for obstructing an official from carry out his official duties.

No arrests have been made so far in this regard, he said, adding that action would be taken against those responsible for the incident, by watching video footage.

It may be recalled that Professor H S Sabharwal died of cardiac arrest in Ujjain after he was allegedly manhandled by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) workers in August 2006.

However, the court acquitted all those who were arrested by the police in connection with the incident.

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