On Tuesday, in Kutch University people saw the offense of ABVP activist in the campus. The student reached the University to meet the election officer Giriran Baxi on Tuesday. At first, the students fiercely raged him and then blackened his face. Baxi was later admitted to the hospital due to the complication of burning sensation and skin irritation, where he is undergoing treatment and his condition is stated to be normal. After the whole incident, the Gujarat police has registered an FIR against many ABVP followers and tightened security at the campus. ABVP activists today furiously criticized the university for the next month Senate elections. ABVP students were alleging that many students names have been cut from the next month’s student elections.
Vice Chancellor C. B. Jadeja has condemned the incident. Jadeja says that information has been given to the police by the attack on students’ side. He has already convened a meeting of the Executive Council of the University. According to the rule, legal action will also be taken in the case.
How did it happen?
- According to the Kutch university’s Vice-Chancellor Chandrasinh Jadeja, a group of ABVP activists stormed into the classroom where Girin Baxi was presenting a lecture, When the professor Giriran Baxi asked them to wait outside and informed that a discussion was scheduled in the evening, activists dragged him out and threw “a black substance” on his face. After it, activists didn’t stop and they paraded him to the chamber of university registrar and gheraoed the chamber of the vice-chancellor for almost an hour.
- Bhuj Division B police have accused a group of around 15 to 20 activists under various IPC sections 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from duty) as well as under sections related to criminal intimidation and rioting.
Senate is the highest decision-making body of a varsity in Gujarat. Members of the body are elected while some are also nominated. The Vice-Chancellor said that he has deputed eight more persons to scrutinize voters’ list and application forms to resolve the issue immediately.