Vikram University vice chancellor Prof Jawaharlal Kaul was admitted to Sanjeevani Hospital after members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal manhandled him at his office in Ujjain on Monday. The mob also vandalised his office.
The VHP and Bajrang Dal created ruckus after vice chancellor Kaul appealed to students to help their Kashmir classmates in the time of devastation. About 100 Kashmiri students are studying in different departments of the university.
The activists barged into the university and straight away moved to the VC office. They lodged their protest against Kaul’s appeal and vandalised his office.
The university staffers rushed Kaul to Sanjeevani Hospital, where his condition is said to be stable. Raising voice against ‘hooliganism’ on the university campus, teaching and nonteaching staffers have decided to keep university shut for a day on Tuesday.
Ujjain police registered a case against accused persons and claimed that they arrested them.