It was on March 23 when several students had gathered outside the Proctor’s office in Jamia Millia Islamia. Police were also called in.
OT.COM had reported about the incident but could not get to the depth of the story on that day.
However, later on it was found that the ruckus was result of alleged jostling between junior and senior students of Jamia’s Engineering Faculty and at the centre of controversy was allegedly Rs 15,000 badminton racket.
A source told OT.COM that two students have been suspended over the issue with tension being resolved by university officials, including HOD of Architect Department, who were seen on the spot.
It is understood that things went out of hand when a junior engineering student allegedly told his colleagues that a senior was allegedly harassing him by mounting pressure on him to hand over his Rs 15,000 badminton racket. The junior allegedly declined to bow to pressure and then on that day many juniors gathered and met the alleged senior “bully”, said the source, adding that it was there that heated altercation took place and then a student allegedly got minor scratch from the key ring chain.
Rumours spread in the some selected groups that fight has begun and many turned up outside Proctor’s office demanding action against involved students. However, nothing like that had happened as things were resolved in a peaceful manner.
On March 23, students who had gathered on the spot had declined to share with OT.COM the reason behind the fight as they only said there was alleged altercation between two students and nothing. Some were even heard talking in group that the students were protesting peacefully on unimportant issue.
The development had come a few days after when some students had taken out peaceful protest on the campus over the administration’s move to hold students’ council.
Students had even met with vice chancellor Professor Talat Ahmad over the issue. The university bowed to students’ pressure and announced the cancellation of students’ council.
Moreover, some students even raised the issue of holding students’ union election banned on the campus since 2006.