KSU activists clash with police at Kerala University arts fest venue in TVM

In the visuals, police were seen forcefully removing the KSU activists from the venue. Photo: Screengrab/ Manorama News

Thiruvananthapuram: A clash erupted between police and KSU activists after a protest staged by the members of the student organisation interrupted the Kerala University arts fest here on Sunday.
KSU leaders said that they staged an agitation after SFI activists allegedly beat up students who reached to attend the arts festival. It is alleged that SFI activists unleashed violence against the students from colleges where they failed to win the elections. 

In the visuals aired by Manorama News, the police are seen removing the KSU activists from the enue forcibly. Following this, KSU members questioned the police and asked them to arrest SFI activists who attacked the students. Police arrested some KSU activists who staged a protest. 

A KSU leader claimed that two students were injured and hospitalised. Raising slogans against SFI, KSU led a protest march to Kerala University Senate Hall, the main venue of the arts festival. The march disrupted the festival.

Competitions resumed after participants voiced their opposition against the agitation. Students who arrived for the Oppana competition said they have been waiting for the performance without having food for hours together.

Meanwhile, SFI dismissed KSU's claims that its activists attacked students. An SFI leader who is also a committee member of the arts festival told the media that enmity between SFI and KSU at Law College led to the issue.

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