Jammu V-C leads peace march for communal harmony

Jammu, Dec 9: Jammu University students and staffers on Sunday took out a peace march for communal harmony in the campus. The marchers were led by the Vice Chancellor Prof Amitabh Mattoo who along wi...

Jammu, Dec 9: Jammu University students and staffers on Sunday took out a peace march for communal harmony in the campus. The marchers were led by the Vice Chancellor Prof Amitabh Mattoo who along with the officers of his administration took out peace march within the University.
 Prof Amitabh Mattoo, holding torch in his hand, led his team of Deans of various Departments, Head of the Departments, officers accompanied with their families, non-teaching staff and students and scholars and wards of various hostels.
 Shouting slogans of communal harmony, the march was started from University Guest House and terminated at the same venue after taking round of the university campus. The marchers also visited both Boys Hostels of the university.
 The agitating students intervened the peace march in the midway. The students who were trying to talk to the vice-chancellor were stopped by the police and university security personels.
 The agitating students were shouting anti-university slogans and alleged that the university authorities and even vice chancellor did not want to listen to the problems of the agitating students.
 Talking to Greater Kashmir Vice Chancellor Prof Amitabh Mattoo said the peace march was taken out to express our concern and show confidence that the 'university is one as far as the as communal harmony is concerned'.
 "With this peace march we want to give message to everyone that we will not tolerate any sought of attack on our brotherhood and communal oneness," he said.
 When asked that why he did not listen to the agitating students when they wanted to talk to him, Vice Chancellor said, "This is not the way, we have offered them to talk to us and give their point of view but by intervening the peace march and making nuisance they have not displayed their intelligence".
Meanwhile, the Enquiry Committee has issued the orders of suspension of two students namely Lovejeet Singh and Pawan Sharma, Student of Department of Physical Education and Department of Buddhist Studies respectively. These two students were allegedly involved in the ragging case of the university hostel.

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