Rajasthan University forces Kashmiri students to leave hostel


JAIPUR, Aug. 12 (TNS): Over 200 Kashmiri students studying in Suresh Gyan Vihar University in Jaipur city of Rajasthan (India) were forced to leave the varsity hostel as the institute did not receive the scholarship amount provided to them by the Indian government.

“We (students) came here in 2014 under the prime minister’s scholarship scheme from Kashmir. There was no issue in the last three years but from this session, the university asked us that we would not be provided the hostel facility because the scholarship amount has not reached them yet,” Arshit Mahmood, a student, told media.

He said that all the students were forced to take shelter here or there or on a road since August 1. “We suffered as we had no place to live. We had no money to buy food. The university supported us for three years but now they did not allow us to stay in the hostel,” Mahmood said.

Chief mentor of the Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Dr Sudhanshu said, “The Indian government has not released the scholarship support and we are awaiting the funds.”

The students, however, were allowed to avail the hostel facilities by the university management only after they protested the move