Srinagar: K B Aggarwal, Principal Resident Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir in New Delhi, on Saturday visited Sharda University in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
“A group of six students, including some from Kashmir, have been expelled from the hostel of the university for violating campus discipline. The students are however, allowed to attend their classes as normal so that their studies remain unaffected,” a statement said.
After a discussion with the students, it said, it was understood that a fight had erupted “amongst best of friends over a trivial issue which had got nothing to do with cheering for the recent cricket match. The university officials took prompt action to ward off any flare up of the issue and maintain decorum in the campus.”
Aggarwal visited the campus with order from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to meet the students, faculty and the management to understand the situation.
“On his interaction with all the concerned, he realized that the matter though is very trivial but all involved are extremely apologetic and repent their actions,” the statement said.
“Every step taken by the university is absolutely appropriate and unbiased. The university has accepted the apology of the students and assured that they will be comfortable in the campus and their career will run smoothly as always. I have also provided my help line number to the students for any further assistance,” the statement quoted Aggarwal as saying.