Utkal University Unrest: 2 Ex-Students Arrested By Sahid Nagar Police

Bhubaneswar: After student unrest gripped Utkal University here, Sahid Nagar police arrested two former students.

Police have arrested two ex-students in connection with an alleged scuffle with a JNU professor.

According to reports, tension gripped Utkal University after some students created a ruckus while JNU Professor Surajit Mazumdar was delivering a lecture at a seminar on ‘Indian Constitution and Education Policy’ organised by Citizens’ Forum at PG Council Hall.

A member of a certain student body attacked him alleging that anti-national issues were being discussed in the seminar by the JNU professor. Then a clash erupted between them.

While two students suffered injuries in the clash. Later, both groups lodged complaints at Saheed Nagar police station.

The Student Union alleged that Professor Surjit Mazumdar made anti-national comments while delivering the speech. After the initial discussion suddenly students started attacking Surjit Mazumdar.

Students allegedly abused Citizens Forum host Pradeep Naik and lecturer Surendra Jena. The seminar was stopped halfway. However, the actual reason behind the ruckus is yet to be ascertained.

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