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Posted at: Apr 18, 2019, 7:29 AM; last updated: Apr 18, 2019, 7:29 AM (IST)

Central varsity seeks probe into ‘subversive activities’ on campus

VC says some students from Kerala are instigating Kashmiris

Arteev Sharma
Tribune News Service
Jammu, April 17

The Central University of Jammu (CUJ) has registered a police complaint seeking an “in-depth investigation to expose anti-social elements” on the campus. The move has been taken on the backdrop of growing “subversive” activities at the university.

The CUJ administration has also requested the cyber cell of the J&K Police to trace those who hacked its website on Tuesday.

“We have lodged a complaint requesting the police authorities to hold a detailed investigation (into growing “subversive” activities on the campus). We have also lodged a complaint with the cyber cell to track down those who hacked the university website,” Prof Ashok Aima, Vice Chancellor (VC), CUJ, told The Tribune.

The VC dismissed the allegations of any attack on students from Kerala, saying, “There was some personal issue between students which was blown out of proportion. Some people tried to give it a communal angle which will not be allowed at any cost.”

Aima said the CUJ had nearly 1,500 students and nearly 65 per cent of them were Muslims, “including those from Kashmir and Kerala”. “Some students from Kerala are instigating students from Kashmir. We have not allowed creation of a JNU-like situation on the campus. We have been successful in defeating their designs because I personally hold regular interactions with students,” he said.

An uneasy calm, however, prevailed in the university on Wednesday following a five-day strained atmosphere following an alleged clash between two groups of students on April 12.

The hackers of the website called themselves ‘Kerala Cyber Warriors’, and they were protesting against, what they said, an “attack on students from Kerala by some brainless ABVP-RSS activists” in Jammu who “labelled them as beef eaters, JNU sympathisers and anti-nationals”. The hackers had posted the recipe of beef curry on the university’s official website.

Kerala students at the university claimed they were threatened by a group allegedly belonging to the ABVP after their performance in a cultural festival ‘Udaan’ on April 12.

Mukesh, ABVP in charge of the university, said there was a minor clash between a group of Jammu students and the ones from Kerala “over some personal issues”. “They are making a big issue out of it. It has nothing to do with ideological differences,” he said.

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