ABVP activists set ablaze hostel rooms after defeat in polls

An unruly students mob, belonging to Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), have reportedly set ablaze hostel rooms after suffering a major jolt in the student union elections in the Allahabad University, last evening. Samajwadi Party’s student wing Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha (SCS) and the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), have won majorposts.

This has led to violent incidents in the campus, as warring protesting students as wellaspolice clashed on the campus. Furniture, documents, and clothes were gutted in the fire. Fire tenders and police personnel were immediately pressed into action to douse the flames and restore normalcy.According to reports, protesters even hurled bombs.

Uday Kumar Prakash of the SCS was elected president whereas Akhilesh Yadav of NSUI was elected vice president. ABVP’s Shivam Singh and SCS’ Satyam Singh Sani were elected as general secretary and joint secretary respectively. Similarly, Aditya Singh of NSUI was elected for the post of cultural secretary.

Police even resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the agitating students. Many student leaders were also arrested during the police action. The situation remains tense on the varsity campus



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