"Ghaziabad SSP Sachi Ghildiyal assured full safety and security to the Kashmiri students and instructed the institute to take all measures to provide a proper academic atmosphere. "
Ghaziabad, June 6 - A Ghaziabad institute Friday debarred 11 Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri students from its hostel after they were found to be indulging in violence, ragging and hooliganism Wednesday.
Chairman of HRIT Group of Institutions Anil Agrawal told this correspondent that following the incident, a 12-member committee consisting of two Kashmiris, two non-Kashmiri students and eight faculty members proposed to debar 11 students from the hostel.
The 11 students include three Kashmiris and eight non-Kashmiris.
The institute has also decided to install CCTV cameras on each floor. Accommodation has been provided to a faculty member on each floor to check any untoward incident.
Besides, the institute has taken an undertaking from the parents of the erring students that they will behave properly in future.
The students, especially the Kashmiris, have been advised to carry on with their studies.
The Kashmiri students should pursue their studies since the union government has provided them free education, including tuition fee and accommodation, added the chairman.
Police said Wednesday Mohammad Omar, a Kashmiri student of B.Tech first year, was using the toilet in the boys' hostel when he suffered an electric shock.
As he cried out for help, B.Tech IIIrd year students rushed in and asked him why he was shouting which they claimed disturbed their examination preparations.
Omar explained about the electric shock but the seniors, instead of listening to him, thrashed him for disturbing them.
In the meantime, some other Kashmiri students reached the spot and protested against the behaviour of the seniors.
The heated arguments snowballed into a clash in which the Kashmiri students alleged that about 50 of them were injured.
The Kashmiri students said that the institute management did not respond to their phone calls and appeared prejudiced in favour of the other students.
In the meantime, their calls for help to their parents as well as Jammu and Kashmir Police, led to its CID cell in Delhi swinging into action. They visited the spot and discussed the matter with the local police.
Ghaziabad SSP Sachi Ghildiyal assured full safety and security to the Kashmiri students and instructed the institute to take all measures to provide a proper academic atmosphere.
The SSP ordered that a police patrol jeep be stationed outside the institute situated on National Highway 58.