Bombs hurled at AU students protesting against Akhilesh visit

  • | Monday | 11th February, 2019

AUSU general secretary, Shivam Singh of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has been protesting against Akhilesh Yadav’s proposed visit. Allahabad: A group of unidentified persons hurled crude bombs at a group of students observing a fast-unto-death to protest against Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s proposed visit to the varsity, in the Union Hall of Allahabad University campus on Sunday. No one was injured in the attack.Colonelganj police said that a group of students were protesting against the proposed visit of Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav to attend a function being organised on the anniversary of the AU Students Union (AUSU). The event is scheduled to be organised on February 12.The incident occurred a day after the university’s advisory council and police department refused to grant the organisers the permission to invite Akhilesh to the event.AU proctor, Prof Ram Sevak Dubey, said that a group of miscreants had hurled crude bombs at the protesting students in the Union Hall. “After being alerted, senior police officials rushed to the spot for investigation,” he added.Meanwhile, AU authorities requested the district magistrate and district police chief to deploy adequate force on campus for security.AUSU’s anniversary function is scheduled to be organised on February 11-13 at the Union Hall.

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