KSU woman leader, 3 others injured in clash with SFI at Thiruvananthapuram Law College


Thiruvananthapuram: Activists of the Kerala Students Union (KSU) and the Students' Federation of India (SFI) clashed on the campus of the Government Law College in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday night. Three KSU activists, including a woman, and an SFI follower were injured.

Video footage out in the public realm show Safna Yakub, the woman activist of the KSU, being thrashed by a group of SFI members.

Safna is the KSU unit president at the college.

Other KSU activists injured are general secretary Ashique Asharf and Nithin Thambi.

Ananathu, the injured SFI activist, is a member of its unit committee at the college.

The injured have been admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital. 

Talking to reporters on Wednesday, Safna said the SFI members resented the idea that KSU had won the college election.

The attack occurred shortly after the election victory celebrations.

It was KSU activist Ashique who was attacked first.

When Safna and other KSU activists rushed to stop them, the attack fell on them as well.

Safna said that this was not the first such incident in college.

"I have had problems with the SFI before," she said.

Though I had raised a complaint before, no action was taken.

What started as harassment inside the college later turned to more serious physical assaults, she said.

The SFI is bent on quelling its rivals on the campus, she added.

Meanwhile, Congress MLA Shafi Parampil said that such vile acts of the SFI goons must be stopped at all costs.

He said he will take up the issue inside and outside the Assembly.

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