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Altercation leads to suspension of 14 students

Altercation leads to suspension of 14 students

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, March 2

An altercation that took place on the Shahpur campus of CT Institute on February 29 resulted in the suspension of 14 students.

The altercation, which unfolded between two factions of students, reportedly involved Punjabi and Kashmiri student groups. Allegation of eve-teasing of a Kashmiri girl student by members of the Punjabi group ignited tension that eventually led to a physical confrontation.

Students engaged in stone pelting, physical altercations and even resorting to throwing chairs during the confrontation. Management of the institute and the police intervened to diffuse the tension and bring the situation under control.

Meanwhile, the Kashmiri students’ group, who also staged a protest outside the campus, alleged that they took the matter in their hands and confronted the other group after the management failed to take action. However, members of the Punjabi group refuted the allegations, claiming that the conflict arose after Kashmiri girl students made derogatory comments made about their turban.

Sub-inspector Victor Masih of the Sadar police station claimed that the allegations of both groups were yet to be verified and the matter was under investigation. No legal proceeding had been initiated so far. The police conducted counselling sessions for both parties.

The institute has set up an internal committee to verify the incident from all angles and recommending necessary legal action against those responsible for the incident.

Harpreet Singh, Vice-Chairman of CT Group, said actions would be taken against those found guilty.

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