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Jamia University suspends students involved in Delhi blasts

September 22, 2008 21:20 IST

The Jamia Millia Islamia University today suspended two of its students who have been arrested by the Delhi [Images] Police for being allegedly involved in the serial blasts in the capital.
    
"The suspects who were arrested are now prima facie suspended from the university. But the suspension is subject to verification by the disciplinary committee of the university comprising the Vice Chancellor, Dean and Proctor," varsity spokesperson Rakshanda Jaleel said.
    
The disciplinary committee would meet on Tuesday to examine the action and decide whether the students need expulsion, she said.
    
Jaleel, however, added that the university had not received any "official" information about the students from Delhi police.
    
The atmosphere in the campus was meanwhile tense and students, including classmates of the two arrested, expressed a sense of insecurity since the incident took place.
    
Out of the three arrested by Delhi police yesterday, Mohammed Shakeel and Zia-ur Rehman were students at the varsity.
    
Sandeep Kumar, a classmate of Zia-ur-Rehman, said Rehman was a regular and bright student during his first year in the university, but during his third year he started missing his classes.
    
"I was in utter shock when I learnt about his involvement in the recent Delhi blasts. However, his behaviour sometimes
was suspicious and he preferred to be friends with students coming from his adjoining district," he added.

Another student, Wasuq Malik, voiced his concern over the involvement of educated people in terrorist activities and said "if educated people resort to terror tactics and indulge themselves in anti-national works then there is no place for such people in our society".
    
Malik, who is pursuing his post-graduation in public administration said he had seen Shakeel many times in the campus and it did not appeared to him that Shakeel could get involved in Delhi blasts.
    
Students were also seen talking about the recent spate of terror strikes which shook Delhi.
    
Asked whether students would face any problems in getting accommodation in the nearby areas after this, Jaleel said no
university can provide residential facilities to all its students.




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