Bhubaneswar: Higher education minister Rohit Pujari on Saturday said the government is taking steps to keep college and university campuses violence-free.
Referring to a violent incident that occurred at Utkal University campus on Friday, he said, “Police will take appropriate action against those responsible for violence at higher educational institutions. We will try to ensure that non-students are not allowed inside the campuses. Steps will be taken to maintain law and order on the campuses in consultation with vice-chancellors of the universities,” said Pujari.
Utkal University students staged a demonstration on Friday demanding stringent action against outsiders. Sources said a group of around 10 unidentified persons threatened the students with swords near the V-C’s office.