Student riot shuts down Allahabad University
April 27, 2012 | Duration: 1 min, 58 sec
Allahabad University in Uttar Pradesh has been shut for two days after over 1000 students went on a rampage in and around the campus on Thursday evening - they clashed with the police, pelted stones at them and also torched six vehicles. The students, mostly from the hostel, were protesting against Vice Chancellor Dr AK Singh's order instructing them to vacate college hostels during the summer break. They began by staging a sit-in outside Dr Singh's office and refused to let him leave till he reversed his decision, practically holding him hostage for over 24 hours.