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Posted at: Oct 12, 2018, 1:30 AM; last updated: Oct 12, 2018, 1:30 AM (IST)

Rights body: Mob attacked students

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 11

While releasing its interim fact-finding report, the Association for Democratic Rights (AFDR), Punjab, a democratic rights watchdog, claimed that the recent attack on protesting students at Punjabi University, Patiala, was not a clash, but a one-sided attack by an organised mob.

In an interim report released here today, Prof AK Maleri, president of the association, and general secretary Prof Jagmohan Singh claimed that in their inquiry, it had come to the fore that it was not a clash between two organisations, but it was a one-sided attack on girl students by an organised mob.

They demanded that the university administration must create a safe and fear-free atmosphere for girl students.

Student body shuts pbi varsity gates

Patiala: Students owing allegiance to the Students' Association of Punjab (SAP) on Thursday closed the entry gates of Punjabi University, demanding expulsion of outsiders from the campus. This was done after leaders of the BKU (Ekta Dakaunda) reached the campus and backed the Democratic Students’ Organisation.  Manjit Singh Nijjar, Registrar, said leaders of farmer unions had left the campus, following which the gates were reopened. TNS

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