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Clash in Zakir Husain college

By Our Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI, AUG. 28. Delhi University's Zakir Husain College witnessed high drama this Saturday when a clash between two student outfits contesting the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections left many supporters injured and vehicles damaged.

The incident apparently occurred when candidates of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) after their round of campaign were leaving the college. Although the exact sequence of events is not clear, both the NSUI and the Indian National Students' Organisation (INSO) charged each other with initiating the fight, with a complaint finally being lodged with the police later in the evening.

According to the NSUI's secretarial candidate, Amrita Dhawan, the panel was leaving the college when INSO supporters misbehaved with them. "We were climbing down the stairs, when one of the INSO supporters assaulted me. When my supporters and party members tried to it resist the move and fight back, these people tried to manhandle us. We tried to rush out of the place, but the supporters pelted stones on our cars and even broke the window panes with hockey sticks.''

The INSO, however, had a different story to narrate. If the party's presidential candidate, A.Kapoor Chaudhary, is to be believed then, it was the NSUI that actually initiated the fight by pushing the party's secretarial candidate, Raminder Kaur, from the stairs. Interestingly enough, Raminder had defected from the NSUI after being denied a ticket this year.

According to the INSO, they had decided to move away from the NSUI campaigning scene when they realised that the latter had come with a big group. The party claims that Raminder Kaur was pushed from the stairs by NSUI supporters and that they also tried to rough up Kapoor Chaudhary and it was in retaliation that he decided to fight back.

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