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15 VHP, Bajrang Dal activists arrested for attacking Ujjain University VC

The Ujjain Police on Wednesday arrested 15 activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal, in connection with the attack on the vice chancellor of a university.

The office of Vikram University Vice Chancellor Jawahar Lal Kaul was ransacked by workers of the two Hindu outfits on Monday. They also misbehaved with him, after which he felt uneasy and was rushed to a private hospital.

The miscreants also attacked other areas in the campus protesting his reported statement favouring flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir students.

The saffron workers were protesting against Kaul’s statement on Sunday that people in Madhya Pradesh should waive-off rent and fees of Kashmiri students studying in the state due to the flood situation in that state.

However, Kaul’s statement angered saffron workers who questioned why people like him did not issue similar statements when floods hit Uttarakhand and Gujarat states.

Based on a complaint by the university staff, a case was registered against unidentified people under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and also for obstructing an official from carry out his official duties.

It may be recalled that Professor H S Sabharwal died of cardiac arrest in Ujjain after he was allegedly manhandled by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) workers in August 2006.

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