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Sword of rustication over fighting students in HPU

Shimla: The sword of rustication is hanging over fighting students in Himachal Pradesh University after clashes erupted out among the ABVP and SFI activists in Tagore Hostel. Further flare-up in the campus and in a nearby colleges left many injured followed by registration of counter cases against both the unions recently.

According to highly places source in HPU, the exercise of rustication is on the board as has been done in the past after similar violence. A probe committee set up under the chairmanship of dean, student welfare, CL Chandan has been asked by the university to file its report at the earliest.

However, terming the expected action a mere ritual by university authorities, source said that several such committees were set up in the past as well but yielded nothing. Meanwhile, additional security and police forces have been deployed in the university. Security personal have been ordered not to allow any outsiders in the campus and observe similar norms in the future.

The security officers of University have been asked to coordinate the district administration and extend full support to the wardens even at odd hours.

The above action was reportedly followed by summoning of Vice Chancellor S.K. Gupta by Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh on Saturday.

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