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Thiruvananthapuram:

 
Trouble broke out at the University College here on Friday evening when student activists of the Students Federation of India (SFI) affiliated to the ruling CPI-M and the Congress party-affiliated KSU clashed, bringing normal life to a standstill in the state capital.

University College, located in the heart of the state capital, has been in the news for somne time, ever since an SFI student was stabbed by two other SFI activists a few months back and it took another turn when the two accused were later found to have manipulated the Public Service Commission examinations for the Police Constable and secured top ranks.

Since then, the SFI students’ union in the college has been on a low and fresh trouble broke out on Wednesday when a KSU post graduate student was brutally attacked by SFI students.

The video of the attack has gone viral.

On Friday, angry KSU activists took out a march to the state secretariat, while another KSU student was attacked in the afternoon To protest this attack, state KSU president K.M. Abhijith, along with others, reached the College but they were denied entry by the police.

Soon, the SFI students positioned inside the college started throwing stones.

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