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Noida varsity in a spot over campus brawl

PTI
Published : Oct 7, 2018, 5:52 am IST
Updated : Oct 7, 2018, 5:52 am IST

The magistrate also said he would detain one Deepak Sharma of Rashtriya Swabhiman Dal under the National Security Act.

M. Venkaiah Naidu (Photo: AP)
 M. Venkaiah Naidu (Photo: AP)

Noida: Ahead of vice-president M. Venkaiah Naidu’s scheduled visit to Sharda University here, the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration on Saturday asked the varsity authorities to explain how did “anti-social” elements, who are suspected of triggering violence between Indian and Afghan students, enter its campus.

The vice-president is expected to participate in the Greater Noida-based university’s annual convocation on October 28 here.

 

Scuffles were reported between Indian and Afghan students on Monday and Thursday, during which some students were injured. Multiple videos of the fights emerged on social media, prompting the police to initiate action.

On Thursday night, the police lodged a case at the Knowledge Park police station and booked over 350 students from both the Indian and Afghan sides for rioting and related offences.

On Friday, district magistrate Brajesh Narain Singh directed the police to file a new FIR against “outsiders” who were purportedly seen in the videos “escalating the minor scuffle into a communal issue”.

The magistrate also said he would detain one Deepak Sharma of Rashtriya Swabhiman Dal under the National Security Act.

 

In a letter to the vice-chancellor on Saturday, the district administration recalled a similar incident last year involving students from Africa.

Tags: m. venkaiah naidu, anti-social, national security act