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Uttar Pradesh: ABVP Activists Beat Up Vice-Chancellor Of University In Gorakhpur, Policemen Assaulted

As per media reports, the chamber of the vice-chancellor of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya University (DDU) has also been vandalised by the members of the ABVP. The student activists have reportedly been staging protest against certain alleged irregularities in the university.

Visual from ruckus at Deen Dayal Upadhaya University in Gorakhpur
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In an untoward incident, an agitated group of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists on Friday evening chased and beat up the vice chancellor and the registrar of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya University (DDU) in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur over alleged irregularities in the varsity.

It has been reported that the mob assaulted police personnel as well who had arrived to control the situation. 

As per media reports, the chamber of the vice-chancellor has also been vandalised by the members of the ABVP, a student outfit under the umbrella of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

In a bid to take the situation under control, the police had to resort to a lathi-charge.

Vice-chancellor Rajesh Singh and officiating registrar Ajay Singh, three-four ABVP members and some policemen were injured in the ruckus.

As many as 10 ABVP workers have been detained, the report claimed.

What triggered violence at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University?

It has been known that the ABVP workers had been staging protest against certain alleged irregularities in the university.

The university's refusal to meet the protestors on Friday triggered the violence in the campus. 

According to the students' union, the varsity was yet to resolve the problems despite the vice chancellor's assurances.

They also mentioned about their July 13 demonstration inside the university campus by burning the effigy of the vice-chancellor following which the vice chancellor reportedly listened to the problems of the students and assured them that they would be resolved soon.

But later, Dean Satyapal Singh issued an order for the suspension of four ABVP members who allegedly created the ruckus.

In protest against the order, when the students reached to meet the vice-chancellor on Friday, he allegedly refused to talk.

Around 3pm, the angry workers reached the vice-chancellor's chamber and attacked him and vandalised his chamber.

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