Panjab University students oppose fee hike, clash with police

April 11, 2017 04:43 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Tension prevailed on the Panjab University campus on Tuesday as students, protesting the fee hike for various courses, clashed with the police.

Police sources said that a few students were injured after a baton charge and use of water cannons and tear-gas to disperse the agitatators who had gathered near the Vice Chancellor's office complex.

The protesting students pelted stones at the police and broke window panes of the offices and damaged other university property.

Later, a few students, who were being chased by the police, entered a gurdwara on the campus and took refugee there. Police officials were reported to be negotiating with them to come out.

Teaching was affected in several departments on the Sector 14 campus of the university due to the protest shutdown called by the students.

The fee hike was being opposed by the Students for Society (SFS) and other student organisations.

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