Rustication of students from hostels withheld; issues which led to incident between two groups resolved, say university authorities; regular classes resume
Agartala: A few days after nine students of ICFAI University in Agartala were rusticated from the boy’s hostel on Tuesday following their alleged involvement in a group clash on Monday night, normalcy returned to the campus and classes were held as usual on Thursday.
A joint delegation of Meghalaya Police and parents of students studying at ICFAI University also visited the institution at Kamalghat, almost 16 km from state capital Agartala, to take stock of the situation on Thursday.
During their visit to the university, the parents and the team of police officials held meetings with the authorities at ICFAI University and requested for the safety of students.
Earlier, Meghalaya Police, in a press communique, said that students from the state studying in the university are perceiving fear of being attacked, and breach of security.
Meghalaya DGP R Chandranathan had contacted his counterpart in Tripura and he was ensured that the students will not be affected by any untoward or unforeseen incident, and that their security will be enhanced.
On the other hand, the ICFAI University, through a press note, announced that the rustication of some students from university hostels has been withheld and the issues, which led to a clash between two groups of the students, have also been resolved.
The press note said, “The ICFAI University had some student-related incidents recently in the hostel and the matter is resolved now. Temporary rustication imposed to some of the students regarding staying on hostel is being withdrawn. The university is resuming regular classes from Thursday.”
The development came after the Tripura Students’ Federation (TSF), an umbrella organisation of North East Students Organisation (NESO), led by general secretary Sunil Debbarma, visited ICFAI University campus in Agartala on Wednesday.
The delegation held meeting with the administration and the students of others states who were rusticated by the hostel warden following the clash between two groups.
The Thadou Students’ Association from Imphal, Manipur has also condemned the incident that happened at ICFAI University and urged the Tripura government to take appropriate steps to control such activities.