Protests against campus violence, KSU activist reaches CM’s office

Protests against campus violence, KSU activist reaches CM’s office


It was mayhem in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday with protests against SFI violence in University College and a KSU girl leader squeezing her way right up to the office of the Chief Minister at the state Secretariat.

Separately, police recorded the statement of the stab victim student who said he was attacked by SFI college unit president Sivaranjith. Police also decided to register a case on the basis of the note against SFI in the college two months ago by a girl student who attempted to end her life. She later got a transfer to another college and withdrew her complaint against SFI out of fear.

KSU activists staged a protest inside the Secretariat compound. The protestors, including a girl, scaled the Secretariat compound wall without police knowledge and breaching security, reached close to the Chief Minister's office. While the boys were blocked by the police, the girl managed to reach up to the office entrance as no women cops were deployed. Later, women police reached the spot and took her into custody. .

Muslim Students Federation activists too took out a march. The protests turned violent after police blocked the activists and resorted to bursting of teargas shells.

The indefinite hunger strike organised by KSU was entered into the third day on Wednesday and students gathered in large numbers at the venue posing problems for police.