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Friday 18 August 2017
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Hostels closed after clash at HPU

In an ugly clash between two students outfits ABVP and SFI in the boys’ hostels of Himachal Pradesh University left around 25 students injured.

Students resorted to stone pelting in the campus on Tuesday night for nearly four hours and three students were admitted to Indira Gandhi Medical College.

After the incident, five students each of both the outfits were later arrested by police. In the wake of clashes, university authorities have ordered to close the boys’ hostels indefinitely from June 14 onwards. The campus has been fortified and three reserve battalions of police, including one female battalion, are on vigil to prevent further violence.

The current incidents of violence between these two outfits were sparked by a clash which occurred on Saturday at RKMV, on Monday. Students later again clashed outside the DC office.



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