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Pre-poll violence: Sambalpur University closed sine die

3/10/2018 at 7:13 PM


Sambalpur: Sambalpur University, which had cancelled the Students’ Union election this year, was closed sine die today following sporadic incidents of violence inside the campus.

The university authorities had cancelled the polls citing violence in campus due to group clash.

The students were asked to vacate the hostels by 9 am on Thursday.

Today two groups of students indulged in clashes protesting the cancellation of elections in the campus forcing the university authorities to declare sine die.

Students’ Union elections of colleges and universities across the State will be conducted on October 11.

The candidates filed their nominations on between 9 am to 12 noon.

As per the notification issued by the Higher Education Department college and universities will publish the valid nominations at 11 am on October 4. After withdrawal of nominations between 2 pm and 4 pm, the final list of contestants will be out at 5 pm on the same day October 4.

‘Why I stand for’ meeting will be held on October 10, a day before the polling. Polling will be held on October 11 between 8 am and 2 pm. Counting and declaration of results will be held on the day of polling. The elected candidates will take oath at 11 am on October 12.


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