46 students, 5 cops injured in Jammu clashes
Posted on: 08:31 PM IST Jun 13, 2010
Jammu: Fifty one persons, 46 students and five cops, were injured in clashes between Police and university student in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir Sunday, Police officials said.
Students of Baba Gulam Shah Badshah University, who were protesting against the mass failures in under-graduate examination allegedly due to 80 percent of out of syllabus in question papers, tried to gatecrash into campus and were stopped by the police in Rajouri, 180 kms from here, they said.
The students clashed with police, which resorted to cane-charge, they said, adding in the clashes 46 students and five cops were injured and were hospitalised.
After dispersal from the spot, the students sat on dharna on Sheri-e-Kashmir bridge in the town and blocked the traffic, they said there was also clashes.
On the intervention of district administration, students had a meeting with Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) at Gujjar Mandi areas but it failed and protest demonstrations continued.
The students later continued their strike and protest demonstration amid hunger strike at University campus, when reports last came in from the area, they said.
They are demanding grace marks in examination in which over 80 per cent of questions were out of syllabus, reforms in evaluation system, provision of supplementary examination and transparency in examination.
Commenting on the issue, Registrar of University, Abdul Rashid said that the university authorities have already agreed to most of their demands, including provision for supplementary examination and re-evaluation.