Srinagar: Students of Computer Science Department of the Kashmir University’s north campus Monday alleged that they were manhandled by the staff and security guards at the Vice Chancellor’s chamber.
A group of students of second, fourth and sixth semester alleged that the staff and security guards manhandled, and dragged them from the chamber of Vice Chancellor, Kashmir University, when they were apprising him about the problems they were facing at the north campus, Delina. Following the incident, the students staged protests outside the VC’s chamber and Srinagar’s Press Colony. The protesters were holding placards and banners that read “We want justice,” Are we engineers fit enough to be in engineering college,” “Stop discrimination,”
“Fresh batch of Electronics and communication engineering is being taken to Kashmir University’s College of Engineering that has come up at Zakura. The building has three structures to accommodate all the students. However, the higher university officials are discriminating us for the reasons best known to them,” a protesting student alleged. The students said that this morning they went to apprise the VC about the problems they were facing at the north campus.
“We asked the VC and the dean to shift us to the Zakura campus. However, none of them agreed to it. Instead, they told us that even we protest for two consecutive years, they won’t get us shifted. This is
height of arrogance,” the students said.
The students, including girls alleged that the staff and security guards at the VC’s chamber manhandled them and dragged from there. “As if we weren’t students but hardcore criminals. It’s shameful how
the highest seat of learning treats the students,” the students said.
Despite repeated attempts, the officials from the varsity could not be reached for their comments.