The debarring of a few students of the Government Law College has turned into a bitter fight between two rival students’ outfits.
The campus witnessed unruly scenes for the second consecutive day after KSU and SFI activists demolished each others’ promotional materials including banners, posters, and flags on Wednesday. The melee broke out despite the college being shut indefinitely following the acrimonious scenes in the campus on Tuesday over the debarring of eight fourth semester students of five-year LLB course. The protest that began after the students were barred from appearing for the exam soon turned into a spar between a section of the protesting students and an assistant professor of the college, leading to the suspension a student and prohibition of two others from entering the campus on Tuesday. All three were activists of the KSU.
The SFI and KSU had been jointly protesting against the detention of students till Tuesday. However, the SFI kept off the protest, accusing KSU activists of misconduct and highhandedness against the faculty member despite the Principal proposing an amicable solution of taking up the cause of the detained students with the university Vice-Chancellor.
Incidentally, the meeting was called off in view of the turn of events and on advice from the higher education department not to pursue the case.