Haryana: UGC asks report from GD Goenka University on clash between Indian, Nigerian students

The UGC also directed the university to ensure such incidents do not happen again.

PTIUpdated: Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 06:19 PM IST
article-image
Fights broke out between Indian and Nigerian students at the University over a football match | Screengrab- Twitter/@ashoswai

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday asked for a report from GD Goenka University in Haryana's Sohna on clashes reported between Indian and Nigerian students on campus, according to officials.

The UGC also directed the university to ensure such incidents do not happen again.

"It has come to the notice of the UGC that there were clashes between Nigerian and local students on campus of the university, which is causing tension among students," UGC Joint Secretary Surender Singh said. "The university has been directed to take appropriate action and send a detailed report to the commission. Also suitable measures should be taken to avoid such incidents in future," he added.

Watch video:

Tensions gripped the university campus, located near Sohna, around 50 km from the national capital, after clashes broke out between Indian and Nigerian students on the football ground last week.

Six students were reported to be injured in the incident and the two groups filed cross-FIRs at the Sohna City police station.

The university administration suspended 22 students after CCTV footage confirmed their involvement in the clashes.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Maharashtra board exams: No home centres for SSC, HSC students say officials

Maharashtra board exams: No home centres for SSC, HSC students say officials

Kerala: Girl attends medical college without qualifying entrance exam, probe ordered

Kerala: Girl attends medical college without qualifying entrance exam, probe ordered

Assam: Three more arrested in Dibrugarh University ragging case

Assam: Three more arrested in Dibrugarh University ragging case

JEE Mains 2023 registrations not this week, NTA to publish exam calendar: reports

JEE Mains 2023 registrations not this week, NTA to publish exam calendar: reports

Karnataka: St. Joseph Engineering College issues statement, suspends students dancing in burqa at an...

Karnataka: St. Joseph Engineering College issues statement, suspends students dancing in burqa at an...