Shimla: Students of two political outfits clashed in the Himachal Pradesh University campus in which about six, including a policeman were injured.
Troubled started at about noon at the counsel booths opened by Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (AVBP) and Students Federation of India (SFI) in the campus. These booths are set up for guiding new students about admission procedures in the university.
A provocation outs the arts block from one side took the shape of a clash in which stones were hurled at one another, injuring some students. With most of the police being deployed on Presidential visit duty, it took time to mobilize police personnel to control the situation, university sources disclosed. With apprehension of the feud shifting to the boys hostels, tension was prevailing in the campus till late evening.
Vice-chancellor Sunil Gupta said that the situation was brought under control by the police after the matter was reported to them.
RM Sharma, SP Shimla said that additional security had been deployed to maintain peace on the campus.
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