While an uneasy calm has returned on the Central University of Jammu’s (CUJ) campus at Raya Suchani, on the outskirts of Jammu city, following Friday’s alleged attack on students from Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the university’s website was hacked Tuesday to protest the violence against students.
Several students had claimed that they were attacked and called “beef-eaters” and “anti-nationals”.
Denying any attack on students from Kerala, CUJ Vice-Chancellor Prof Ashok Aima said the varsity administration has lodged a police complaint to trace those who hacked the website.
“These students (from Kerala) belong to the AISF and SFI. All they want is free food, free liquor and free drugs…nobody questions them,” he said.
On Tuesday, Kerala Chief Secretary Tom Jose wrote to his Jammu and Kashmir counterpart and sought steps to ensure the safety of students from Kerala, according to an official. A spokesman for the Kerala Chief Minister’s office said two students from Kerala, studying at CUJ, had informed the CM’s office about the issue.
V-C Aima said CUJ has nearly 1,500 students and nearly 60-65 per cent of them are Muslims, “including those from Kashmir and Kerala”. Putting the number of students from Kerala at 70-80, he said, “They are very volatile; they are hardcore members of AISF and Leftist movement.”
The hackers, who called themselves “Kerala Cyber Warriors’’, said their action is to protest the alleged attack on students from Kerala by some “brainless ABVP-RSS’’ activists in Jammu, and “labelling them as beef eaters, JNU sympathisers, anti-nationals’’.