About 100 students from Kashmir are presently enrolled in Jadavpur University, one of the premier institutes in Kolkata. The dean of the university said the decision to ease hostel rules was taken at a meeting on Monday evening.
On February 20, two Kashmiri students studying at a college in Yavatmal city were allegedly assaulted by a group of youths. The victims were both studying physical education at Dahyabhai Patel Sharirik Shikshan Mahavidyalaya.
The appointments were made as the Supreme Court on Friday directed the chief secretaries and police chiefs of all states and Union Territories to take “prompt action” to prevent incidents of targetting of Kashmiris across India.
While there are around 400 Kashmiri students in the hostel, they were joined by another 100, who were staying as tenants. As many as 100 police personnel were with the students till late Sunday evening.
The students were arrested last month in a joint operation by the Punjab Police and Special Operations Group (SoG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police from the hostel of CT Institute of Engineering Management and Technology in Shahpur, on the outskirts of Jalandhar.