Denied admit cards, Mathura students go on rampage

March 31st, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Mathura, March 31 (IANS) Agitated over not getting admission cards for college examinations beginning Thursday, students went on a rampage in this Uttar Pradesh pilgrim town, damaging vehicles, public property and fighting pitched battles with police, an official said.

Private B.Com part I students, who were not allowed to appear in the exams by the Babu Shivnath Agarwal College (BSAC), turned violent, torching government hoardings, damaging window panes of buses and private vehicles, and indulging in heavy brick batting in Krishnagar area of the town.

Police baton-charged the protesters to disperse them.

“The situation is tense, but well under control. Forces from various police stations have been deployed in the area,” Police Inspector Narendra Singh told reporters in Mathura, some 300 km from Lucknow.

Even as the college authorities refused to comment on the matter, police said that prima facie the college authorities appear at fault.

“The students had filled the examination forms and, therefore were to be issued the admit cards for the exams that started today (Thursday). An enquiry is underway. Efforts are on to get the issue settled between the private students and the college administration,” said Singh.

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