“Of course children this young don’t know about religion, but they squabble over things. Some children are vegetarian, so there may be differences, and so on. We need to look after the interests of all teachers and students," a staff member said.
Ahtisham Bilal, a first-year student of Medical Imaging Technology, was allegedly beaten up by a group of students. The group had gathered to demand action against Afghan students, who allegedly beat up some Indian students on campus a few days ago.
Trouble began when farmers from several states, including poll-bound Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, were stopped by police from completing the final leg of a ten-day Kisan Kranti Yatra by crossing the Uttar Pradesh border into Delhi.
Numbering thousands, the farmers travelled on foot and in tractor-trolleys, coming mostly from villages in Uttar Pradesh, as well as from Punjab and Haryana. A smaller number came from Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
“There is a rage amongst us farmers,” said Ramesh Yadav (65), from Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur district, who was present at the start of the march in Haridwar. “Why else would elderly men like be out in the streets for so many days?”
“Both men were staying in the same hall. We have learnt that after the argument the previous night, they were persuaded to go to sleep. In the morning, Ajeet shot at Jagpreet in the hall, in front of the other jawans,” said SHO Varma.
Naushad and Mustakeem had been killed on September 20. According to the police, the two carried bounties of Rs 25,000 each for their arrests in connection with six murders in different parts of the district over the course of a month.
The second highest number of e-challans has been issued in Kanpur Nagar at 12,598. The numbers elsewhere stand at 8,986 (Lucknow), 3,898 (Ghaziabad), 903 (Bareilly), 531 (Saharanpur), 241 (Budaun) and 37 (Muzaffarnagar).