Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to serve a show-cause notice to Eternal University, a private varsity in Sirmaur district, over clashes among students in the hostel last week, an official said here.
"The notice will be issued to the university authorities asking why the recognition given by the state govt. be not cancelled," Director Education O.P. Sharma was quoted in the media.
He said the government has taken a serious view over the clash in which more than 15 students were seriously injured in the university’s Akal College of Engineering and Technology.
Opposition Congress termed the incident a communal clash and asked the government to withdraw recognition of deemed university status granted to it. State Congress chief Kaul Singh Thakur said: "It was not ragging but a murderous attack on students of engineering college."
The university is being run by the Kalgidhar Society that is also running a prestigious residential school, Akal Academy.
The school was in news last year when a Class 10 student allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in the school toilet.