Ujjain Vice Chancellor Man-Handled - Communal Politics Over National Calamity?
Vikram University vice chancellor Prof Jawaharlal Kaul was admitted to Sanjeevani Hospital after members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajarang Dal manhandled him at his office in Ujjain on Monday. The mob also vandalised his office.
15 Members of VHP, Bajrang Dal Arrested
UJJAIN: Police have arrested 15 members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal for the attack on the Vice-Chancellor of a university in Ujjain on Monday. (Ujjain University Vice Chancellor Attacked for his Help J&K Appeal). Jawahar Lal Kaul, the Vice-Chancellor, was attacked on Monday, allegedly by radical right-wing groups, for asking students to help the people in Jammu and Kashmir. Reacting to the news of the arrest, Mr Kaul said, "I am satisfied with the way police and administration are handling my case", adding that the state administration had assured him of its support.
Mr Kaul had also appealed to local landlords to waive rent for Kashmiri students of his university, who were in financial trouble owing to the condition of their families back home. Mr Kaul, who had to be hospitalised after the attack, had earlier told NDTV, "A group had come to my office and I was telling them that I have made such an appeal, when they suddenly turned violent". The mob ransacked the office, damaging furniture and computers, and targetted other areas of the university.