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Assault on Sikkim students figures in LS

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Dec 23 - The reported assault of some youth from Sikkim by fellow students from Himachal Pradesh at a Chandigarh institute where they study figured in Lok Sabha on Friday, prompting the government to assure that it will be looked into.

PD Rai of Sikkim Democratic Front referred to the incident at Institute of Technology and Future Trends (ITFT) during Zero Hour. Responding to this, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said it is the responsibility of the Central Government to look into the matter and it will be done. He said the institute should also probe the incident.

Rudy said although he was not aware of the exact details of the matter, such �sporadic incidents� do happen but students from anywhere in the country have the right to study anywhere in the country.

Five students from Sikkim were assaulted reportedly by a group of students from Himachal Pradesh few days back. The five were hospitalised.

The two groups had clashed even earlier on that day but at that time, an ugly situation was averted due to the intervention of the authorities. The two groups reportedly had hostility dating back a few months after a fight inside a bus. � PTI

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